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Affluent Christian Investor | October 22, 2017

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AboutVisual Capitalist, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist creates and curates enriched visual content focused on emerging trends in business and investing. Founded in 2011 in Vancouver and reaching millions of investors each year, Visual Capitalist’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, The New York Times, Maclean’s, The Vancouver Sun, and Business Insider.

Posts By Visual Capitalist

October 20, 2017 |

The Richest People in Human History

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The Richest People in Human History (Up until the Industrial Revolution)

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When we think of wealth today, … Read More

October 18, 2017 |

Visualizing How Americans Differ by Age

From the day of birth, most Americans are told by society that their life should follow a certain trajectory: go to school, get a higher education, get married, start a career, and retire as soon as they are gray and … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

The Trillion Dollar Club of Asset Managers


In the late 1700s, it was the start of the battle of stock exchanges: in 1773, the London Stock Exchange was formed, and the New York Stock Exchange was formed … Read More

October 11, 2017 |

This Map Compares the Population of the Real World vs. Social Media

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When you log on to or , it feels like you are connected to everyone on Earth.

Whether you want to get … Read More

October 9, 2017 |

Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100


If you look at a modern map of the world’s most populous cities, you’ll notice that they are quite evenly distributed around the globe.

Metropolises like Moscow, New York, … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

How Copper Riches Helped Shape Chile’s Economic Story

Although Chile has always been noted for its abundant mineral wealth, the country was actually not a notable copper producer even at the beginning of the 20th century.

In 1907, for example, the United States was able to produce nearly … Read More

October 4, 2017 |

Measuring Global Competitiveness

What makes an economy competitive at the global level, and why?

It’s a question that economists, investors, and politicians have been asking themselves for decades. And to help answer it, the World Economic Forum has created the Global Competitiveness Index, or … Read More

October 2, 2017 |

Chart: Are Today’s Students Prepared to Make Financial Decisions?

Are Today’s Students Prepared to Make Financial Decisions?

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

In the “old days”, personal finance seemed so much more straightforward.

Wages were good enough so that almost anyone could … Read More

September 29, 2017 |

Which Countries Have the Most Economic Complexity?

Every country has an economy that is unique.

In some places, such as the United States or Germany, economies are able to produce many different goods and services that get exported around the world. These countries tend to house world-class … Read More

September 28, 2017 |

Breakdown: How Americans Get Healthcare Coverage

With Obamacare firmly in the crosshairs of Republican lawmakers, the debate around U.S. healthcare is at a fever pitch.

While there is no shortage of opinions on the best route forward, the timeliness of the debate also gives us an … Read More

September 27, 2017 |

Infographic | How Bill Gates Went From Childhood Nerd to Multi-Billionaire

Today, we know Bill Gates for his philanthropy and a massive $84.9 billion fortune.

However, fewer people remember his younger days. From hacking early computers at the age of 13 to his love-hate relationship with Steve Jobs, here is how … Read More

September 26, 2017 |

Amazon’s Biggest Acquisitions

Published in 2013, Brad Stone’s book The Everything Store paints an ambitious and relentless portrait of Jeff Bezos, a man who is determined to create an online store that will someday be “everything to everyone”.

As prescient as this characterization was at … Read More

September 21, 2017 |

The Early Business Pursuits of Bezos, Buffett, and Other Legends

They say everyone has to start somewhere.

And for legends like Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Estée Lauder, and Richard Branson – well, they got into the money-making game early.

From hawking golf balls to bootstrapping student magazines, many of these … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

The Massive Impact of EVs on Commodities in One Chart


The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric?

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September 14, 2017 |

The Problem With Our Maps

Maps shape our understanding of the world – and in an increasingly interconnected and global economy, this geographic knowledge is more important than ever.

The funny thing is, almost everyone actually has a skewed perception of the true size of … Read More

September 12, 2017 |

The Unparalleled Explosion in Cryptocurrencies


The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

After the massive Bitcoin price surge in November 2013, the popularity of launching new cryptocurrencies took off along … Read More

September 11, 2017 |

2,000 Years of Economic History in One Chart


The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

Long before the invention of modern day maps or gunpowder, the planet’s major powers were already duking it out … Read More

September 7, 2017 |

$20 Trillion of U.S. Debt Visualized Using Stacks of $100 Bills

For most people, our experiences in everyday life are with using lower numbers like one, two, or ten. We not only comprehend what it means to buy five apples, but we can also visualize exactly what that might look like. … Read More

September 6, 2017 |

The Side Hustle Economy: 25 Ways to Make Extra Dough

Popularized in recent years by people like Gary Vaynerchuk, the “side hustle” has quickly become a preferred mentality for aspiring entrepreneurs to make additional money on the side.

The gist of it is: by working hard outside the traditional hours … Read More

September 5, 2017 |

Visualizing Income For All 3,000 U.S. Counties

When thinking about the United States and its economy, we often think in terms of maps.

That’s why we have previously visualized the country’s $18 trillion economy by comparing specific regions to similarly sized countries. It’s also why we have shown … Read More

September 1, 2017 |

The Top 20 Tech Companies by Revenue Per Employee

Whether the goal is to organize the world’s information or to build an algorithm that makes millions of lives easier, pretty much every tech company in existence aims to leverage software in some way to do the types of … Read More

August 30, 2017 |

Here’s 5 Big Marketing Budget Mistakes to Avoid

Like any other business department, the marketing team is often assigned limited resources to do its function.

As a result, it ultimately ends up being a numbers game: did the marketing team generate sufficient ROI with the restricted amount of … Read More

August 29, 2017 |

Animation: Watch India Pass China As World’s Largest Nation

Enacted in 1979 by China’s Communist Party, the controversial “One Child Policy” was primarily meant to slow the country’s rapid population growth, while capping the growing drain on China’s limited resources.

Even though the government’s primary objectives were arguably achieved … Read More

August 28, 2017 |

Experts are Hilariously Bad at Forecasting Solar Installations

For the latest data on the world’s energy markets, organizations such as the IEA (International Energy Agency) and the EIA (Energy Information Administration) are crucial sources. Every year, investors and entire industries rely on their reporting on energy supply and … Read More

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