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Offshore Tax Havens

There could be as much as $42 trillion hidden in offshore tax havens as part of avoidance schemes. Even a fifth of this money would be enough to give everyone in the world alive right now (7.89 billion people) $1000 each.

This dashboard locates the 19 jurisdictions keeping the world's untaxed wealth away from the beady eyes of governments in proper countries and their pesky armies, schools, and healthcare systems. Each one is a yellow circle sized by its estimated share, based on data from the Tax Justice Network cross referenced with David McCandless's Reuters-sourced estimate of offshore wealth from his Trillion-Dollar-O-Gram data viz.

They're a mixture of both exotic Caribbean Islands and obscure European principalities that you often find sending out football teams to be beaten 17-0 in World Cup Qualifiers.