But a growing food crisis is increasing the hardship for those who don't have enough to eat.
That's according to the international federation of the red cross.
Last year, there were one and a half billion obese people. That compared with 925 million undernourished people worldwide.
The humanitarian group noting the statistics in its annual world disasters report.
The red cross says the figures highlight the disparity between rich and poor, as well as problems caused by recent increases in food prices.