All the World’s Money


From the Visual Capitalist, an infographic that helps you visualize all the world’s money

I cut off the bottom of the original graphic, which is derivatives, as (a) that market is humongous, but (b) the net total of the trillions in derivatives is $0, as every buyer has a matching writer, and thus that is a zero-sum market, unlike stocks or housing or gold.

Hopefully the Visual Capitalist team will provide a second view of this data someday, one that shows how much of this money is owned by the top 1%, by the next 9%, and the bottom 50%.  That is the space I was reading about earlier this year before I got distracted by books about impact investing.

It wouldn’t take the much time to create that image, as the bottom 50% of the world  own a block smaller than the total amount of silver.  A block smaller than every other block on this chart.  Four pixels on my screen, in an image that stretches 800 pixels wide by over 4,300 pixels tall.

By "Luni"


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