Meet & greet: the 50 most influential people in The Netherlands in 2014 by Mirjam Leunissen - Dutch Data Design

Every year the de Volkskrant newspaper calculates the political influence of 23,000 important non-political individuals in The Netherlands.

By doing so the paper identifies a ‘shadow elite’ of unelected, influential people. Many of these hold directorships and positions on advisory boards of the same organisations. This visualization shows the extent of these networks and clarifies how all of the organizations and people are connected with each other.

The user can click on the coloured rectangles or names to find out more details. The visualization is accompanied by several news articles.