How many people have ever lived on Earth?How many people have ever died?

I once heard that more people are alive then have ever died is this true?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    A liberal estimate from before 1985 was about 20 billion.

    So no, more have died than have ever lived.

    Interesting thought,

    If you set aside half of the earth's 57,000,000 square miles for animals that need wilderness and other uses, there would be enough land to give all 20 billion about one acre.

    This would be enough land to produce enough food to take care of the person living on that acre.

  • Dr Dee
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No, more people are dead than alive. Only God knows how many people have lived on earth and how many people are yet to come.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    6 billion plus lived. about 5 billion are dead

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