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Founder and Publisher at Visual Capitalist
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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: Low-Wage Workers In The Workforce, By U.S. State
Today, 30.6 million Americans, representing 21% of the workforce, earn under $17 an hour.
Charted: The G7’s Declining Share Of Global GDP
The G7’s collective economic influence has fallen significantly as emerging nations in other parts of the world have grown.
Charted: Visa, Mastercard, And UnionPay Transaction Volumes
Card services tend to be imagined as a duopoly between Visa and Mastercard. However, founded in 2002, China’s UnionPay surpassed Mastercard by transaction volume in 2017.
Ranked: The Largest Sector ETFs, By AUM
Invesco’s QQQ is the largest tech-focused ETF with nearly $300 billion in assets.
Charted: Average Wage Growth In G7 Countries (2000-2022)
Average wage growth is a key sign of how well a country’s economy is doing.
Charted: Global Wheat Production By Country
Unlike rice, which requires hot, humid weather, wheat is a versatile crop. It has the highest protein percent and the third-highest energy content of all grains. It does not require much water to grow, helping it thrive in relatively dry climates.
The Price Of Entertainment Subscription Services, Charted
While inattentive customers using subscription models can increase revenue by as much as 200%, many entertainment platforms struggle to make a profit. In fact, Netflix and Disney are the only two profitable streaming services in the market.
Charted: Inflation Across U.S. Fast Food Chains (2014-2024)
McDonald’s leads the pack in terms of fast food inflation, with some of its food items doubling in price since 2014.
Visualizing Global Energy Production In 2023
Despite efforts to decarbonize the economy, fossil fuels still accounted for over 80% of the global energy mix in 2023.
Mapped: Energy Costs By State In 2024
​​​​​​​Despite the average energy consumption per person trending downward since 2000, energy cost still represents a significant part of American household budgets.
Charted: The Eight U.S. States With Population Declines In 2023
A demographic reshuffling is taking place across the U.S., with states in the Northeast and the West seeing shrinking populations.
Charted: 776 Million Tonnes Of Rice Production By Country
China and India together grow more rice than the rest of the world combined. India is also the world’s largest rice exporter, accounting for one-third of rice exports by itself.
Visualizing The Growth Of U.S. Sports Betting
According to the American Gaming Association, 38 states (and DC) have legalized sports betting to date.
Charted: Automaker Sales By Region In 2023
BMW has been one of the most successful foreign automakers in China, selling over 826,000 vehicles in the country in 2023.
Biden And Trump: The Least-Liked Presidential Candidates In Over 30 Years
As the 2024 U.S. presidential election approaches in about four months, a quarter of Americans have unfavorable views towards both major party candidates – President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
Mapped: The Growth In U.S. House Prices By State In 2024
In 2024, U.S. home prices are steadily rising across nearly every state in America. Overall, home prices rose 6.6% annually as of the first quarter of 2024, the highest increase since 2022.
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