Billionaires, apples, and other things

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

The World’s Billionaires — Forbes publishes their annual list of the world’s richest people. Four of the top ten are from the US, but the richest man in the world is now Carols Slim Helu (and family) of Mexico.

What if I had bought Apple stock instead? — Apple stock is at about $350 per share right now. If you had invested in Apple instead of buying that Apple PowerBook G3 250 in 1997, you’d have stock valued at $330,563.

Interview with Jer Thorp — PopTech asks the New York Times data artist in residence some questions about his work and what’s in store for the future.

Q&A with me — Visualizing asked me a few questions, and then I answered them.

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Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014

It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.