Income of United States, Japan, India, China, and Indonesia since 1500

I am comparing the GDP per Capita of the United States with Japan, India, China, and Indonesia over the last 500 years. (GDP per Capita for each country is in 1990 international Geary-Khamis dollars, calculated from purchasing power parities (PPPs) of currencies and average prices of commodities.) {Click on the image to take a closer look} Income of United States, Japan, India, China, and Indonesia since 1500 magnifying glass

Data estimates for population from Angus Maddison Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen.

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Annual income of three billion dollars?

Reading the Wealth Report I stumbled across The $3 Billion Payday

...hedge-funder John Paulson, who made somewhere between $3 billion and $4 billion last year. That’s right, between $3 billion and $4 billion. In one year.To put that in perspective, Mr. Paulson’s salary equals the incomes of 62,500 Americans earning the national median income of $48,000 a year. It also puts him instantly among the top 150 richest Americans, as measured by Forbes. Mr. Paulson made more in one year than The Donald has made in a lifetime.

I have tried to graph hedge fund manager income in the past but it is difficult to compare income of $50,000 with $3 billion on the same graph. Alternatively, I have compared CEO and hedge fund managers.

Share of GDP: China, India, Japan, Latin America, Western Europe, United States

After coming across this graph about the share of world GDP (China, India, and US), I started to wonder what was the percentage back to 1500? The graph below shows the share of GDP over the last 500 years for China, India, Japan, Latin America, Western Europe, and United States. (Keep in mind that the change in population size will effect the size of the GDP)

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Population growth since 1500 magnifying glass

Data estimates for GDP from Angus Maddison Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen.

See also:
Last 2,000 years of growth in world income and population

[tags]GDP, China, India, Japan, Latin America, United States, Western Europe[/tags]