To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we look at what’s changed in the past decade and a half.

Can you imagine a world without Google? Fifteen years ago, the search engine was setting up shop in a Menlo Park, California garage—and Advisor’s Edge printed its inaugural issue.

Back then, China’s GDP was seven times lower, gas was cheaper and Warren Buffett was half as wealthy. Hedge fund firm Long-Term Capital Management was in the process of losing $4.6 billion and the euro didn’t exist. What else is different? See below.

Dollar amounts have not been adjusted for inflation.

Photo credits: Bob McNeely; Pete Souza; Mike Rao; Joshua Sherurcij; Kate Gottli.
Data sources can be found here.

Originally published in Advisor's Edge

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