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A founder of Visual Capitalist, Jeff holds a BCom from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Jeff believes that a fusion of information and design can bring investors unique insight in a way that has never been done before. Originally hailing from Penticton, BC, Jeff is also an avid traveller, ... more


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Mapped: The World’s Biggest Oil Discoveries Since 1868
Entire economies and nations have been built on the discovery and exploitation of oil and gas, while some nations have misused this wealth─or projected growth just never materialized.
Ranked: Which Economies Are The Most Competitive?
The world’s top countries excel in many fields—but there can only be one #1. In 2019, Singapore wins the coveted “most competitive economy” title, with an 84.8 score on the GCI.
Walmart’s Domination Of The U.S. Grocery Market
Walmart has an unprecedented amount of control over the food system, now capturing a quarter of every single dollar spent on groceries in the United States.
Visualizing The Massive Cost Of Cybercrime
From 2019–2023E, approximately $5.2 trillion in global value will be at risk from cyberattacks, creating an ongoing challenge for corporations and investors alike.
The World’s 20 Most Profitable Companies
The biggest chunk of the earnings pie is increasingly split by fewer and fewer companies.
Mapped: Cryptocurrency Regulations Around The World
Cryptocurrency regulations are being slowly introduced into global financial markets. Regulations help to monitor these emerging digital currencies and to allow for clearer guidelines and a measure of security.
The Big Five: Largest Acquisitions By Tech Company
Explore the biggest acquistions of the world's most powerful tech companies with this eye opening infographic.
The World’s Most Powerful Reserve Currencies
Today, the U.S. dollar is the world’s most powerful reserve currency, making up over 61% of foreign reserves. The euro, yen, and pound sterling are the other mainstay reserve currencies, adding up to roughly 30% of foreign reserves.
Mapped: The World’s Largest Exporters In 2018
In 2018, total global exports exceeded $19 trillion, including specialized goods falling into almost every possible category imaginable.
Visualizing The Composition Of The World Economy By GDP (PPP)
Using GDP (PPP), the world economy is worth $136.5 trillion in current international U.S. dollars.
Mapped: The World’s Biggest Importers In 2018
The world’s largest single importer is the United States, with a 13.4% share of global imports equal to $2.6 trillion of goods.
The Game Of Life: Visualizing China’s Social Credit System
While there are benefits to having a standardardized scoring system, and encouraging positive behavior—will it be worth the social cost of gamifying human life?
The Silver Series: The Start Of A New Gold-Silver Cycle
The prices of gold and silver do not accurately reflect a world awash with cheap and easy money, but now may be their time to shine.
The $86 Trillion World Economy In One Chart
The world economy is in a never-ending state of flux.
Visualizing The Meteoric Rise Of Bond ETFs
Bonds are a staple in almost any investment portfolio — but up until very recently, they weren’t exactly the easiest thing to own.
All The World’s Coal Power Plants In One Map
The use of coal for fuel dates back thousands of years. Demand for the energy source really started to soar during the Industrial Revolution, and it continues to power some of the world’s largest economies today.
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