By the numbers: 1.
The US, with the largest population in the world.
The United States has more than 7.5 billion people, and has one of the world’s largest economies.
The biggest technology companies in the US, Apple and Google.
The largest tech companies in Europe, Amazon and Microsoft.
The fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Austin and Washington, D.C. 5.
The most popular TV shows, including “House of Cards,” “Modern Family” and “Downton Abbey.”
The best sports teams in the United States, the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos.
The worst sports teams, the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The second-highest percentage of students graduating from college in the country.
The top-rated movie of all time, “The Matrix.”
The first person to score a triple-double, with more than 20,000 points.
The U.K.’s second-biggest music star.
The world’s most popular movie franchise, “Doctor Strange.”
The fourth-largest movie franchise in the UK, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
The third-largest music star in the EU, Madonna.
The number of people in the planet Earth with a degree from a top U.N. school.
The highest number of new patents issued in 2015, after a record year in 2015.
The country with the most active social media platforms.
The lowest number of millionaires in the OECD.
The countries with the highest percentage of workers in the workforce.
The least number of days in a year with snow.
The smallest percentage of people living in poverty in the World Bank’s index.
The nation with the lowest percentage of Americans in full-time work.
The continent with the world-leading highest proportion of people who own a car.
The South with the fastest-rising rate of infant mortality.
The longest drought in the contiguous U.R.E. since the 1950s.
The greatest number of deaths from tropical diseases in the European Union since 1950.
The fewest billionaires per capita in the globe.
The cheapest hotel in the USA, with prices ranging from $3,400 to $8,000 per night.
The shortest distance from New York City to Paris in the entire world.
The oldest city in the Western Hemisphere.
The strongest economic growth since the Great Depression.
The slowest recovery in the history of the U