What do Augustus Caesar, Cosimo de Medici, Mansa Musa, and Genghis Khan have in common? They were some of the richest people in all of history.
How much currency is printed each year? How long do bills last? Learn 38 facts on the modern U.S. dollar in this infographic.
Today, the U.S. dollar is an iconic currency familiar to all. But do you know the history of U.S. currency, and events that shaped the dollar we know today?
A timeline of U.S. monetary history shows the major events, the changing money supply, and the falling buying power of the U.S. dollar over time.
What does the average paycheck look like in silver? What about all of global debt? Find out with these breathtaking 3d visualizations.
Gold packs a high amount of value in a tiny package – and these gold cube visualizations help put the value and extreme rarity of gold in perspective.
A global push by lawmakers to eliminate the use of physical cash is accelerating. See who’s getting targeted in the War on Cash, and who’s in the crossfire.
The incoming president faces many pressing issues – but for many, one looms above all others: how will President Trump deal with the $20 trillion national debt?
Bitcoin is no stranger to extremes: in each of the last four years, it has been either the best or worst performing currency, with nothing in between.
How far are humans willing to go to unearth gold? Take a 2.5 mile journey into the world’s deepest gold mine, found in the richest gold region on Earth.
China’s currency tightrope: it desperately wants to legitimize the Chinese yuan, but at the same time needs to manipulate its currency to achieve growth.
It’s so much, that just telling you wouldn’t convey the magnitude. That’s why we created this video, which visualizes all money and markets in context.
How big is $19.5 trillion, really? This infographic visualizes the U.S. national debt in comparison to other numbers that might be more familiar.
How did Donald Trump get to be worth billions? See the details of his successes and failures, his family’s surprising past, and the help he got along the way.
Does the chart for the Venezuelan bolivar look eerily familiar? Get a full perspective on Venezuelan hyperinflation with these two important visualizations.
This lengthy infographic counts down the 10 most miserable countries in the world based on key economic factors such as inflation, growth, and unemployment.
This stunning data visualization breaks down the top 50 wealthiest billionaires by industry, age, country, as well as the size of their fortunes.
This data visualization plots the causes of death of Roman Emperors against the content of silver coins.
Banks collapsed, and millions were out of work. This infographic, part 2 of 2, details the extent of The Great Depression as well as the deflationary cycle.
How currency debasement, soaring costs, and overtaxing helped lead to the collapse of Ancient Rome’s economy and empire.
There’s 60 major stock exchanges in the world, ranging from the mighty NYSE to the tiny Bermuda stock market. Here they all are visualized by size and location.
The Great Depression was the most severe economic depression ever experienced by the Western world. During this time was also the most famous case of deflation.
The continuation of our story on Germany’s bout with hyperinflation in the early 1920s. We look at the effects, as well as even worse stories of inflation.
Hyperinflation has happened hundreds of times throughout history, but today we present the origins of the world’s most famous case in Germany after WW1.
Despite the strength of the U.S. dollar, it was the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, that was the top performing currency of 2015.
For centuries, humans from all around the world have tried to use different things as money. Here are some of the world’s strangest currencies used so far.
How much money is there in the world? This visualization compares the world’s richest people, companies, and stock markets with the world’s money supply.
Most economists agree on the properties of money. For example, money is a store of value, a unit of account, and a medium of exchange.
At first glance, the concept of money seems simple. But what is money when we really dive deep? The Money Project explores the concept of money itself.