I first discovered this inspiring man through my economics teacher, Mr Martin when studying constraints to growth and development. He makes use of technology and data from countries to use revolutionary methods to present his trends.
His foundation is a family run one. It is a non-profit venture that promotes global development and achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals through his increased use of statistics.
Here is one of his graphs on the ‘Wealth & Health in Nations’
If you are interested in development economics, please have a look at the Gapminder Foundation website.