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.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.