The other day I was sitting in my E-Business class and my teacher was discussing search engines and advertising. During his lecture we spoke about targeting regions based on population. During this I learned that there are more than 25 million people living in the state of Texas which means that there are more slaves in the world than the population of Texas.
This made me realize something, its hard for many people to fathom the number of slaves in the world today because its hard for us to imagine 27,000,000 people in one place. Well if you picture in your mind that there are more slaves in the world than the population of Texas I think that begins to allow us to realize how big this problem really is. Here are some other breakdowns that I’ve looked into:
- There more slaves in the United States than the populations of Los Angeles and New York city combined.
- There are less people living in Australia (22 million) than there are enslaved humans in the world.
- there are 199 countries(out of 242) that have populations less then the amount of slaves in the world.
- The Human slave trade brings in $32 Billion a year which is more than double Afghanistan’s GDP.