The effects of the global financial crisis are waning, at least for all the people at the top of the global income pyramid. We wonder: Outside the three top-ranked countries (the United States, Japan and Germany), which country has the most millionaires?
B. United Kingdom
As of 2007, for the first time in human history, more of the world’s population lived in urban areas than in rural areas. But cities account for an even greater share of global economic growth. We wonder: Which world city has the largest economy?
C. New York City
For decades, obesity was thought to be an exclusive characteristic of affluent Western economies, particularly the United States. But obesity is increasingly a global problem. We wonder: What percentage of the world’s obese population reside in the world’s developing countries?
Despite the threat of NSA eavesdropping, identity theft, online scams and other risks of being online, the Internet continues to grow without pause. We wonder: By how much is the total amount of data exchanged over the Internet expected to grow between 2012 and 2017?