by Richard (Rick) Mills
Ahead of the Herd
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information
In 1800, three percent of the world’s population lived in urban areas. By 1900, roughly 14 percent of the world’s population were urbanites and 12 cities had 1 million or more inhabitants.
In 1950, 30 percent – 746 million people – resided in urban centers and the number of cities with over 1 million people had grown to 83.
In 1975 three cities had populations of 10 million or more. In 1990, there were ten “mega-cities” with 10 million inhabitants or more, which were home to 153 million people or slightly less than seven per cent of the global urban population at that time. Megacities (minimum population of 10 mil to qualify) numbered 16 in 2000.