Our Planet is soon going to hit 7 billion mark in terms of Population. All the calculations part is done by UN Population Division.
To count the milestone, UN has placed a calculator on a website which is counting up the number. You can check the calculator here.
According to BBC, the number of people on Earth are more than doubled in the last 50 years. They have an amazing online tool which tells you where you fit into the story of human life. You just have to fill in your Date of Birth. The output will be a number and that number will be your position in the world’s population.
I gave it a try and what I found was that I am 5,165,301,905th person alive on Earth and 80,158,614,933rd person to have lived since history began.
How did they calculate it
Both numbers have been calculated using UN Population Division figures. The first is an estimate of how many people were alive on your date of birth. It is one possible value based on global population figures and estimates of growth rates over time. Data before 1950 is less accurate than figures after that date. The second number includes calculations based on the methodology of scholar Carl Haub, who estimated how many people had been alive since 50,000 B.C. His calculation has been amended by the UN to include additional points in time. [Source : BBC]
You can also use this tool by clicking here. The tool not just tells you your position in the World’s Population but also the population of your country.