Posts tagged wealth

Who’s got more bling? 
Via theatlantic:

Where the World’s Millionaires Live—in 1 Graph

Today, the United States and Japan are home to about 7% of the world’s population, but more than 50% of the world’s millionaires.

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Who’s got more bling? 

Via theatlantic:

Where the World’s Millionaires Live—in 1 Graph

Today, the United States and Japan are home to about 7% of the world’s population, but more than 50% of the world’s millionaires.

Read more.

From beenthinking:



AMERICANS MAKE UP HALF OF THE WORLD’S RICHEST 1%

By Annalyn Censky @CNNMoney January 4, 2012
It only takes $34,000 a year, after taxes, per person, to be among the richest 1% in the world….
(the rest of the story here)



Interesting side note: There are only 29 “Americans” (the blue people) in that graphic. If each person represents one million people, the the info graphic suggests that only 29 million Americans earn more than $34,000 a year after taxes. There are 313 million Americans.

From beenthinking:

AMERICANS MAKE UP HALF OF THE WORLD’S RICHEST 1%

By Annalyn Censky @CNNMoney January 4, 2012

It only takes $34,000 a year, after taxes, per person, to be among the richest 1% in the world….

(the rest of the story here)

Interesting side note: There are only 29 “Americans” (the blue people) in that graphic. If each person represents one million people, the the info graphic suggests that only 29 million Americans earn more than $34,000 a year after taxes. There are 313 million Americans.

Taking up Mitt Romney’s Challenge

Driving home today, I heard a segment on NPR (couldn’t find it online) reporting on Romney facing a tough crowd in New Hampshire. One of the exchanges that caught my attention was Romney’s response to a question from a voter dissatisfied with “trickle down” economics. Romney fired back with a dare to “name one country with the same GDP per capita” as the US—implying that the US economy was (relatively?) successful because it was the richest in the world. 

There’s two problems with that statement: The first is that it’s not true. The second is that GDP per capita is not the best metric.

The answer may (or may not) surprise you.
From newshour:

Test your knowledge of wealth distribution by exploring pie charts of different societies.
And don’t miss Paul Solman’s report on possible connections between inequality and the financial crisis.
Can you guess which country this chart is?

The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

From newshour:

Test your knowledge of wealth distribution by exploring pie charts of different societies.

And don’t miss Paul Solman’s report on possible connections between inequality and the financial crisis.

Can you guess which country this chart is?

This is really a fascinating list of “self-made” women entrepreneurs. How is Oprah only #9? And four of the top 5 are Chinese? Interesting.
theeconomist:

Daily Chart: The world’s richest women. Women of Chinese origin make up over half of this list of “self-made” billionaires; J.K. Rowling sneaks in at number 20.

This is really a fascinating list of “self-made” women entrepreneurs. How is Oprah only #9? And four of the top 5 are Chinese? Interesting.

theeconomist:

Daily Chart: The world’s richest women. Women of Chinese origin make up over half of this list of “self-made” billionaires; J.K. Rowling sneaks in at number 20.