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Carmen Ang

Writer, General Interest

Carmen is a writer at Visual Capitalist, focused on tech, business, and general interest. She spends her days sifting through copious amounts of data and boiling it down to digestible bites. When she's not writing, she's either reading, biking, or binge-watching the latest show on Netflix.

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  • internet adoption in the U.S. internet adoption in the U.S.
    United States9 months ago

    Internet Adoption in America: Who Isn’t Online Yet?

    Internet adoption is widespread in the U.S. In fact, only 7% of Americans do not use the internet. Who are these non-adopters?

  • This graphic looks at the revenue of the world’s top carmakers and compares each company’s revenue to the GDP of 196 countries worldwide. This graphic looks at the revenue of the world’s top carmakers and compares each company’s revenue to the GDP of 196 countries worldwide.
    Automotive10 months ago

    Interactive: Comparing Carmaker Revenue vs. Country GDP

    This graphic looks at the revenue of the world’s top carmakers and compares them to the GDP of 196 countries worldwide.

  • indigenous peoples of the world indigenous peoples of the world
    Demographics1 year ago

    Mapped: The World’s Indigenous Peoples

    This map by shows the population distribution of the roughly 476 million Indigenous groups around the world.

  • The Benefits of Investing Early in Life The Benefits of Investing Early in Life
    Investor Education1 year ago

    Animated Chart: The Benefits of Investing Early in Life

    This animation highlights the benefits of investing early on in life by showing how much of your total earnings come from your early years.

  • Charting 3 decades of the world's working poor Charting 3 decades of the world's working poor
    Demographics1 year ago

    Charted: The World’s Working Poor, by Country (1991-2021)

    This graphic shows the regional breakdown of the world’s working poor, and how this demographic has changed since 1995.

  • the evolution of the camera market the evolution of the camera market
    Technology1 year ago

    Animated Chart: The Smartphone Effect on the Camera Market

    Have smartphones fully replaced cameras? This video charts 70 years of camera sales and how smartphones have affected the market.

  • Maps1 year ago

    Mapped: The World’s Countries Compared by 20 Key Metrics

    Which countries have the largest populations, or the highest GDP? This animation compares countries based on 20 different metrics.

  • breakdown of female vs male smokers worldwide breakdown of female vs male smokers worldwide
    Misc1 year ago

    Visualizing The Smoking Population of Countries

    This graphic shows what percentage of men versus women are smokers in the 50 most populous countries worldwide.

  • Money1 year ago

    Mapping Out the Richest Billionaires in Each Country

    Of the 195 officially recognized countries worldwide, only 76 are home to billionaires. Here are the richest billionaires from those countries.

  • Technology1 year ago

    Mapped: A Snapshot of the Airbnb Landscape in Three Megacities

    How expansive has the Airbnb landscape become? Here’s a look at every active Airbnb listing in New York, London, and Paris in Sept 2022.

  • when will air travel return to pre-COVID levels? when will air travel return to pre-COVID levels?
    Markets1 year ago

    When Will Air Travel Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels?

    COVID-19 hit the air travel industry hard. But passenger traffic is slowly recovering, and by 2025, things are expected to return to 'normal.'

  • mapping carbon dioxide emissions worldwide mapping carbon dioxide emissions worldwide
    Green1 year ago

    Mapped: Carbon Dioxide Emissions Around the World

    This graphic maps out carbon emissions around the world and where they come from, using data from the European Commission.

  • Comparing median lot sizes in every U.S. state Comparing median lot sizes in every U.S. state
    Real Estate1 year ago

    The Median Lot Size in Every U.S. State in 2022

    Lot sizes in the U.S. are shrinking compared to a few decades ago. Here’s a look at the median lot size in every U.S. state.

  • charting income distributions in select countries charting income distributions in select countries
    Money1 year ago

    Charted: Income Distributions in 16 Different Countries

    This graphic shows income distributions in 16 different countries around the world, using data from the World Inequality Database.

  • median home size in every U.S. state median home size in every U.S. state
    Real Estate1 year ago

    The Median Home Size in Every U.S. State in 2022

    Over the last century, the median home size in the U.S. has skyrocketed. Here’s a look at which states have the biggest and smallest homes.

  • which countries are the best places to retire which countries are the best places to retire
    Personal Finance1 year ago

    Ranked: The Best Countries to Retire In

    Which countries are the best equipped to support their aging population? This graphic show the best countries to retire in around the world.

  • World Ranking FIFA World Cup 2022 World Ranking FIFA World Cup 2022
    Sports1 year ago

    Mapped: The 32 Teams Playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup

    This graphic shows the 32 teams that will be playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and breaks down the groups and each team's World Ranking

  • Healthcare1 year ago

    Charted: Healthcare Spending and Life Expectancy, by Country

    This graphic looks at average life expectancies in countries around the world, compared to each country's healthcare spending per capita.

  • Demographics1 year ago

    Visualizing India’s Population Growth from 2022-2100

    India's population growth is happening faster than predicted. The country will overtake China as the world’s most populated country in 2023.

  • Misc1 year ago

    The Type of Business Every Country Wants to Start

    This series of maps shows a regional breakdown of the most popular types of businesses people want to start, based on online search results.

  • The cost of different items on the dark web The cost of different items on the dark web
    Technology1 year ago

    Charted: The Dark Web Price Index 2022

    This chart looks at some of the common items that are sold on the Dark Web, and how much they sold for on average in 2022.

  • Technology1 year ago

    Visualizing Financials of the World’s Biggest Companies: From IPO to Today

    See the financials of major companies like Amazon and Tesla visualized, comparing their first year post-IPO with the most recent numbers.

  • Top feeder schools to Silicon Valley? Top feeder schools to Silicon Valley?
    Misc1 year ago

    Visualized: The Top Feeder Schools into Silicon Valley

    This graphic shows the top feeder schools to Silicon Valley, based on employee data from 12 different companies, including Twitter and Meta.

  • Markets1 year ago

    Visualizing America’s Most Popular Fast Food Chains

    Here’s a look at the most popular fast food chains in the U.S., based on their number of stores as of 2021.

  • Top Brands by Market Cap 2022 Top Brands by Market Cap 2022
    Markets1 year ago

    The Top 100 Most Valuable Brands in 2022

    A strong brand is extremely lucrative when leveraged properly. Here's a look at the most valuable brands in 2022, according to Brand Finance.

  • Misc1 year ago

    Charted: Gender-Neutral Names in America

    In the last three decades, gender-neutral names have become more common across the U.S., particularly for boys.

  • Healthcare1 year ago

    Animation: Global Life Expectancy (1950-2021)

    Global life expectancy has been increasing worldwide over the last 70 years. But how does the picture break down by region and by sex?

  • comparing population size to quality of life in 200 cities worldwide comparing population size to quality of life in 200 cities worldwide
    Demographics1 year ago

    Does a City’s Population Size Impact its Quality of Life?

    Are big cities all they’re cracked up to be? These interactive charts about population size question whether bigger always equals better.

  • Agriculture1 year ago

    How Big is the U.S. Cheese Stockpile?

    The U.S. has 1.5 billion pounds of cheese in cold storage across the country—around $3.4 billion worth of cheese.

  • Detailed Map of Outer Space and the Known Universe Detailed Map of Outer Space and the Known Universe
    Space1 year ago

    The Celestial Zoo: A Map of 200+ Objects in Our Universe

    This detailed map highlights 200+ celestial objects that astronomers have discovered about our universe and provides facts about each one.

  • Charting Two Decades of Mobile Phone Subscriptions Charting Two Decades of Mobile Phone Subscriptions
    Technology2 years ago

    Charted: The Rise of Mobile Device Subscriptions Worldwide

    This chart shows the growth of mobile device subscriptions since 1990, around the world and in select countries.

  • comparing acres burned by human-caused fires versus lightning in the U.S. comparing acres burned by human-caused fires versus lightning in the U.S.
    Green2 years ago

    Comparing Lightning-Caused and Human-Caused U.S. Wildfires

    Here’s a look at the damage done across the U.S. by lightning-caused wild fires compared to human-caused fires.

  • Markets2 years ago

    Animation: The Largest Public Companies by Market Cap (2000–2022)

    This animated graphic provides a breakdown of the world’s top ten largest public companies from 2000 to 2022.

  • Culture2 years ago

    20 Years of Top Trending Google Searches

    What major stories have captured the world's attention over the years? This graphic highlights the top trending Google searches since 2001.

  • People on the world's currencies shareable People on the world's currencies shareable
    Misc2 years ago

    What Types of People Appear Most on International Currencies?

    What types of people are celebrated on our money? Here's a look at the various occupations that are featured on international currencies.

  • three decades of Warren Buffett Investments three decades of Warren Buffett Investments
    Markets2 years ago

    Animation: Berkshire Hathaway’s Holdings Since 1994

    This video shows 30 years of Warren Buffett's investments, showing what his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, has invested in since 1994.

  • Comparing Disney and Netflix Subscribers Comparing Disney and Netflix Subscribers
    Technology2 years ago

    Netflix vs Disney: Who’s Winning the Streaming War?

    Netflix is a pioneer in video streaming, but Disney's empire is gaining subscribers fast, and giving Netflix a run for its money.

  • Demographics2 years ago

    Animation: The Global Population Over 300 Years, by Country

    This animated video shows how much the population has grown over the last three centuries, and which regions have driven this growth.

  • Annual Expenditure in the U.S. by Generation Annual Expenditure in the U.S. by Generation
    Personal Finance2 years ago

    How Do Americans Spend Their Money, By Generation?

    This interactive graphic shows a breakdown of how average Americans spend their money, and how expenses vary across generations.

  • The Biggest Energy Producers since 1980 The Biggest Energy Producers since 1980
    Energy2 years ago

    Charted: 40 Years of Global Energy Production, by Country

    Here's a snapshot of global energy production, and which countries have produced the most fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable energy since 1980.

  • Average surface temperature since 1800 Average surface temperature since 1800
    Environment2 years ago

    Animation: Visualizing 140 Years of Global Surface Temperatures

    Here's a look at 140 years of global surface temperatures, highlighting the ten coldest and warmest years since 1880.

  • Average working hours in America Average working hours in America
    Demographics2 years ago

    Charted: The Working Hours of Americans at Different Income Levels

    This graphic shows the average working hours between higher and lower-income groups in America, based on income percentile.

  • Science2 years ago

    Explainer: The Basics of DNA and Genetic Systems

    All living things have a genetic system made up of DNA. This graphic explores the basics of DNA composition and structure.

  • Technology2 years ago

    How Big Tech Revenue and Profit Breaks Down, by Company

    How do the big tech giants make their money? This series of graphics shows a breakdown of big tech revenue, using Q2 2022 income statements.

  • EUs population by 2100 EUs population by 2100
    Demographics2 years ago

    Visualizing The European Union’s Aging Population by 2100

    The EU's population is aging rapidly. By 2100, more than 30% of the region’s population is expected to be 65 or older.

  • ranking websites by page views 1993-2022 ranking websites by page views 1993-2022
    Technology2 years ago

    Animation: The Most Popular Websites by Web Traffic (1993-2022)

    This video shows the evolution of the internet, highlighting the most popular websites from 1993 until 2022.

  • Average sleep times for 40 different animals Average sleep times for 40 different animals
    Misc2 years ago

    Visualizing 40 Different Animal Sleep Patterns

    How much does a Koala sleep on average? What about an Elephant? This graphic compares the sleep patterns of 40 different animals.

  • Misc2 years ago

    The Most Searched Consumer Brands in 2022

    From Netflix to IKEA, this map of the world highlights the most searched for consumer brands around the world.

  • map of the world's busiest air routes and airports map of the world's busiest air routes and airports
    Misc2 years ago

    Mapping Airways: The World’s Flight Paths and Airports

    This map shows over 65,000 of the world’s flight paths and the various airports that each route connects, using data from Open Flights.

  • Energy2 years ago

    The Periodic Table of Endangered Elements

    90 different elements form the building blocks for everything on Earth. Some are being used up, and soon could be endangered.

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