Why Are Billionaires So Rich?

A story of Power Law, Broccoli, and Billionaires

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Of Billionaires and Broccoli

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from http://jeb.biologists.org/content/208/9/1749

Data on Billionaires

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from https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/incomeandwealth/adhocs/007203distributionoftotalhouseholdwealthbypercentilepointstotalfinancialwealthnettotalpropertywealthnettotalphysicalwealthandtotalprivatepensionwealthgreatbritainjuly2012tojune2014

Data on Companies

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from https://www.barchart.com/stocks/indices/sp/sp500
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from https://www.iposcoop.com/last-100-ipos/

Data on Cities and Countries

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from https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/gdp_metro_newsrelease.htm
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from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

Conclusions

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Notes

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