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A unicorn company, or unicorn startup, is a private company with a valuation over $1 billion. As of April 2022, there are 1,000 unicorns around the world. Popular former unicorns include Airbnb, Facebook and Google. Variants include a decacorn, valued at over $10 billion, and a hectocorn, valued at over $100 billion.
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Football players’ production index: measuring nations’ contributions
By: Drs Raffaele Poli, Loïc Ravenel and Roger Besson
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The 55th Monthly Report of the CIES Football Observatory analyses the contribution of national associations worldwide from the point of view of the production of professional players. To do so, we have traced the association of origin of 55,865 footballers having played during the 2019 calendar year in 132 top or second division leagues from 93 countries covering all continents.
Unsurprisingly, Rolex is still on top of the list with a market share of almost 25%. This year, for the first time ever (at least according to Morgan Stanley), the Rolex Group (Rolex + Tudor), has become more successful than the entire Swatch Group conglomerate with its 27% share of the market.
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Though no exact start date is known, modern book printing is over 1,000 years old. In 2010, Google Books estimated that nearly 130 million books had been published, with now over 2 million new books published each year. Such competition means only a few great reads have sold tens or hundreds of millions of copies, topping the charts as some of the bestselling books of all time.
Though there's no one source that has consistently tracked book sales over the centuries, publishing websites (such as Publishers Weekly) are able to estimate the sales of older works and track the sale of new releases much more accurately. To assemble this list of the top bestsellers ever, Business Insider excluded religious texts (such as the Bible and Quran) and only included titles with reliable data from publishing companies, news articles, and official press releases.
The books on this list cover a wide variety of genres from self-help to horror, originally published in countries all around the world and translated into dozens of languages.
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Number of Catholics per region according to the Catholic GeoHub and the Vatican's Annuario Pontificio in 2015
Since this full dataset was published, recent report highlights from the Annuario Pontificio indicate the number of baptized Catholics in the world has grown to 1.36 billion in 2020, with large gains in Asia and Africa
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The world is marked by hundreds of thousands of islands, which are classified as landmasses permanently above water but not identified as a continent, such as Australia. The largest island on earth is Greenland, but there are countries made up mostly, or entirely, of archipelagos—chains, clusters, or collections of islands. In some cases, like Norway and Sweden, these amount to more than 200,000 islands within the countries' borders.
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The following list contains the top 100 songs with the most streams on the audio streaming platform Spotify.
As of April 2022, all of the top 100 songs have exceeded 1.3 billion streams, of which 12 have reached 2 billion streams, with Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" ranked in the top position, as the only song that exceeds 3 billion streams.
Justin Bieber and Post Malone have the most songs in the top 100 with 6 entries each.
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Patents in force worldwide grew by 5.9% to reach around 15.9 million in 2020. The highest number of patents in force was recorded in the U.S. (3.3 million), followed by China (3.1 million), Japan (2 million) the Republic of Korea (1.1 million) and Germany (0.8 million).
China saw the fastest growth in patents in force in 2020 (+14.5%), followed by Germany (+8.1%), the U.S. (+6.9%) and the Republic of Korea (+4.6%). Japan reported a small decrease (−0.7%) in 2020.
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The United States has been a top destination for international students since the mid 20th century. Records indicate 25,464 international students in 1948/49, growing over the years to where it sits in 2020 at 1,075,496. Below is a breakdown of international students by country over the past 70 years.
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This dataset ranks OECD countries by their national minimum wage from 2001 to 2020. In 2020, Luxembourg and Australia had the highest minimum wages at $12.4 U.S. dollars an hour, once adjusted for purchasing power parity. Filter by country or year in the search bar of the dataset below to analyze wage changes over time.
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Algorithms, and not friends and family, are now the go-to matchmaker for people looking for love, Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld has found.
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Rosenfeld found that heterosexual couples are more likely to meet a romantic partner online than through personal contacts and connections.
Since 1940, traditional ways of meeting partners – through family, in church and in the neighborhood – have all been in decline. Rosenfeld, a lead author on the research and a professor of sociology in the School of Humanities and Sciences, drew on a nationally representative 2017 survey of American adults and found that about 39 percent of heterosexual couples reported meeting their partner online, compared to 22 percent in 2009. Sonia Hausen, a graduate student in sociology, was a co-author of the paper and contributed to the research.
Rosenfeld has studied mating and dating as well as the internet’s effect on society for two decades.
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How much energy do countries across the world consume?
This dataset shows primary energy consumption country-by-country in 2019. It is the sum of total energy consumption, including electricity, transport and heating. Primary energy is measured in terawatt-hours (rather than million tonnes of oil equivalents, or alternative energy units).
Toyota Motor unseated General Motors as the top-selling automaker in the United States last year, becoming the first manufacturer based outside the country to achieve that feat in the industry's nearly 120-year history.
View details at Cox Automotive Kelley Blue Book Quarterly Report Q4-2021