What do Algeria, Lithuania, and Colombia have in common? All were represented on Forbes 2014 billionaire list. Though dominated by familiar faces, the list continues to become more diverse as emerging economies grow.
Venezuela faces a host of challenges in 2014: it has one of the highest murder rates in the world and is deeply politically polarised. But arguably it is the poor state of its economy that is the most pressing of the problems facing President Nicolas Maduro. The BBC's Irene Caselli in Caracas takes a closer look at Venezuela's economy.
Think of coffee and you will probably think of Brazil or Colombia but the world's second largest exporter today is Vietnam. How did its market share jump from 0.1% to 20% in just 30 years, and how has this rapid change affected the country?