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Infographic on billionaires for The New York Times

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Juan Velasco

Infographic on billionaires for The New York Times

How many billionaires there are in the world, and where are they? Where do they fortunes come from, and what are their hobbies? We just published a nice full-page infographic at The New York Times' Sunday edition answering those and more questions. It's based on research by Wealth-X, a firm that maintains a regularly updated database of information on the superrich. By the end of 2015, there were 2,473 people with more than a billion dollars in wealth. If we compare the combined wealth of this select group with that of entire countries (measured by G.D.P as a proxy) they would be only behind the U.S. and China, and ahead of Japan, Germany and all other nations on the world. New York, Hong Kong and Moscow top the list of billionaires by city. Continue reading

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Book List – Recent books featuring 5W's work

  • "Infographic Designers’ Sketchbook" cover

    Infographic Designers' Sketchbook

    By Steven Heller and Rick Landers Info
  • "The Best American Infographics 2014" cover

    The Best American Infographics 2014

    By Gareth Cook and Nate Silver Info
  • "Data Flow 2" cover

    Data Flow 2

    By Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Nicolas Bourquin and Thibaud Tissot Info
  • "Around the World" cover

    Around the World

    By Andrew Losowsky, Sven Ehmann and Robert Klanten Info
  • "Design for Information" cover

    Design for Information

    By Isabel Meirelles Info
  • "Information Graphics" cover

    Information Graphics

    By Sandra Rendgen and Julius Wledemann Info
  • "Understanding the World" cover

    Understanding the World

    By Sandra Rendgen and Julius Wledemann Info