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It is estimated that almost 30% of humans can speak English (over two billion). English is the most spoken language on the planet, counting first, second, third, etc. language speakers. It is the official language of over 50 countries and it is a language of business and marketing world wide.

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on 20080706, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language#Geographical_distribution

, there are 375 Million native speakers. current world population is about 6.7 billion

. that's 5.5%.

depending on how you count second language proficiency, possibly 1.8 billion people speak English, or 27%.

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Roughly 500,000,000 people speak English as a native language. Since there are about 7,000,000,000 humans on Earth, about 7% of people's native language is English.

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