Quite a statement and definitely worth a push back from 95% of the world.
You see we represent only 5% of the worlds population. If you were feeling special there is a reason, you are. But being part of the a small segment of the world's population doesn't justify the claim - let's finish the story.
Finishing the sentence - we employ 57% of everyone on earth who have a job!. But let's not stop there, what are the real numbers.
7.5 billion people in the world with 3.3 billion currently employed. If we employ 57% that equals 1.9 billion people. I'm on a roll - 5% of the worlds population equals 375 million of us employing 1.9 billion people or 105 employees per company.
Without us there are no salaries, no money to create a safe place for families to live, food on the table, or clothes for their children; AND NO TAX BASE FOR GOVERNMENT. Imagine the chaos and societal destruction if government's lost 57% of its tax base?
So the moral of the story is entrepreneurs/business owners are the most important population on the planet because we create hope and futures beyond ourselves.