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Billionaires BlockPy Library

From the CORGIS Dataset Project

By Ryan Whitcomb </span>
Version 2.0.0, created 5-17-16
Tags: money, rich, wealthy, people, person, billionaire


Researchers have compiled a multi-decade database of the super-rich. Building off the Forbes World’s Billionaires lists from 1996-2014, scholars at Peterson Institute for International Economics have added a couple dozen more variables about each billionaire - including whether they were self-made or inherited their wealth. (Roughly half of European billionaires and one-third of U.S. billionaires got a significant financial boost from family, the authors estimate.)

Key Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
name String The name of the billionaire. "Bill Gates"
rank Integer The rank of this billionaire compared to the rest of the billionaires reported on. A lower rank means they make more money. 1
year Integer The year that data about this billionaire was collected. 1996
company.founded Integer The year that the company was founded. 1975 String The name of the company. "Microsoft"
company.relationship String The billionaires relationship to the company. "founder"
company.sector String The sector of the business, or what segment of the economy they fit into. " Software"
company.type String The type of business for this company. "new"
demographics.age Integer The current age of the billionaire. Ages that are represented as -1 stand for ages that were not available in the data that was collected. 40
demographics.gender String A string representing their gender. "male"
location.citizenship String The name of the country that this billionaire has citizenship with. "United States" code String the 3-letter country code of the country where this billionaire has citizenship. "USA"
location.gdp Float The "Gross Domestic Product" of the country where the billionaire has citizenship. This is one of the primary indicators used to gauge the health of a country's economy. It represents the total dollar value of all goods and services produced over a specific time period; you can think of it as the size of the economy. 8100000000000.0
location.region String The region of the world where this billionaire lives. "North America"
wealth.type String The type of billionaire that they are. "founder non-finance"
wealth.worth in billions Float The number of billion of dollars that this billionaire is worth. 18.5 String A category representing where their money came from. "New Sectors" emerging Boolean Whether the money came from emerging markets. True String The specific industry this billionaire profitted from. "Technology-Computer" String The way that this money was inherited (or not inherited). Inheritance can come from a spouse, the father, or from multiple generations within a family (either 3, 4, or 5+). "not inherited" founder Boolean Whether the billionaire was the founder of their company. True political Boolean Whether the money came from politics. True