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How many people own computers worldwide?

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According to the CIA World Factbook there are an estimated as of 2005 there were 1,018,057,389 internet users worldwide. How many actually own computers is questionable.
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How many people in US own computers?

currently about 76 percent of people in the united states own a computer according to the opinion research corporation caravan poll about every 3 out 4 people.

How many people own a desktop computers?

  Actually, if you mean both macs and PCs, about 9/10 people, with the occasional person who doesn't believe in electronic devices, or prefer only portable laptops.

How many people owned a computer in 1942?

Technically, zero. They were first developed and owned by institutions such as colleges and universities. The government/military was probably not far behind.