Bloomberg Billionaires Index (archive)
A dynamic daily ranking of the world’s richest people based on changes in markets, the economy and their personal assets.
Explore view: filter billionaires by industry, nationality, gender, age or source of wealth.
Sort them by rank, daily or yearly change in wealth.
Filtered view of Chinese billionaires sorted by rank.
Rank view graphs changes in net worth over time, by rank or dollar amount.
Plot view compares billionaires against various metrics.
Map view places individuals geographically, sized by net worth and other metrics.
Individual profiles display a breakdown of assets, a bio, notable possessions and links to news stories.
Originally, this data was only available to Bloomberg Terminal subscribers
Imagining the available data as various slices of a cube
Abandoned sketch idea that compares billionaire’s net worth to their country's GDP.
Development of color palette, typography and use of illustrations.
Compiling location data of billionaires’ countries of residence.
Using Processing to plot these locations geographically.
Proof of concept: the raw output rendered by Processing (circle size represents individual's net worth)