As of this writing, there are more English-speaking people in the world than Spanish-speaking people.
English is widely spoken as a first language in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and many others. It is also commonly used as a second language in many countries due to its status as a global lingua franca, used in international business, diplomacy, science, and technology.
Spanish, on the other hand, is spoken as a first language in countries such as Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and many other countries in Latin America and Europe. It is also a major language in the United States, with a significant population of Spanish speakers.
While English has more native speakers overall, Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in terms of native speakers and is considered one of the most influential languages globally.
The exact number of English and Spanish speakers can vary as the population changes and language use evolves. However, both English and Spanish have significant global influence and are essential languages in international communication and cultural exchange.