Fortune.com posted an article called The New Global Opportunity by Michael Elliott the other day. It starts out with some great stats particularly about GDP and the world population. GDP is a measurement that is loosing it’s worth because it overly accounts for the creation of something e.g. manufacturing. The US in particular is moving to a services and intellect based economy. Regardless, I took the stats and created this illustration to show the wealth distribution by population.
Wealth Distribution Around the World