This post is by Carmen Ang from Visual Capitalist
What Types of People Appear Most on International Currencies?
On currencies throughout the world, you’ll see everything from revolutionaries to poets featured prominently. But how does this mix of notable people break down quantitatively?
This graphic by NetCredit shows the types of people, by their main occupations and roles, that are featured on banknotes and coins worldwide.
Global Money Features Power
To find out the types of people most featured on money, NetCredit analyzed all the banknotes and coins in circulation in every country across the globe in 2022.
From monarchs to athletes, the analysis found that many types of people appear on banknotes and coins worldwide. In fact, 51 different main occupations and roles were identified, which were then organized into eight overarching categories:
- Sport & Recreation
- Military & Espionage
- The Arts
Here’s a breakdown of all 51 different occupations, and what percentage of worldwide currencies they’re featured on:
|Occupation||Category||% on Currencies|
|Head of government||Government||20.74%|
|Military||Military & Esionage||8.22%|
|Scientist||Science & Humanities||1.21%|
|Explorer||Science & Humanities||0.90%|
|Inventor||Science & Humanities||0.83%|
|Scholar||Science & Humanities||0.83%|
|Athlete||Sport & Recreation||0.60%|
|Educator||Science (Read more...)|