What Would Global Wealth Equality Look Like?

The Oxfam charity grabbed headlines this week with a report on global wealth inequality. Their primary data source was the (much more in-depth) Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, which in 2014 specifically focused on the same subject. » 1/24/15 12:25am 1/24/15 12:25am

Compare the Wealth of Comic Book Characters With This Infographic

All hail comics' most wealthy: Black Panther. Buddy Loans created the infographic below from a bunch of sources including Forbes, Wikipedia, and Comic Vine. I never thought that his comparatively low wealth would be a reason to feel bad for Magneto. » 6/02/14 11:00pm 6/02/14 11:00pm

Lex Luthor's Wealth Compared To The Real World's Richest People

Everyone in Metropolis knows that Lex Luther is a very wealthy man, perhaps even the very wealthiest. But just where would he stand next to the real world's richest people? » 5/28/14 4:23pm 5/28/14 4:23pm

Watching Hans Rosling explain the world with LEGO is a wonderful thing

Statistician Hans Rosling is about to explain the connection between global population growth, climate change and child mortality, in three minutes. With LEGO. » 6/13/13 6:40am 6/13/13 6:40am

Watch Hans Rosling use rocks to deliver the shortest TED talk ever

In less than sixty seconds, using nothing but a couple handfuls of stones and some pithy exposition, statistician Hans Rosling delivers an impromptu talk about how population growth and economic stratification will change in the coming decades. » 5/21/12 4:30pm 5/21/12 4:30pm

Who are the richest characters in fiction?

Each year, Forbes magazine assembles its Forbes Fictional 15, comparing the fortunes of some of fiction's wealthiest folks. This year, dragons and vampires beat out corporate heirs, and Game of Thrones' richest family made the list. » 4/28/12 11:30am 4/28/12 11:30am

The Neo-Medieval Habits of Tomorrow's Ruling Classes

In one of those quirky "lifestyles of the rich" stories, Fortune magazine recently highlighted Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's new hobby: slaughtering animals for food. This bloody-minded pursuit has been popular among the young and privileged for years now. Though the "killing your own meat" movement is being… » 5/27/11 11:00am 5/27/11 11:00am