The Entertainment Economy

Facts, figures and stories on how the global entertainment industry is big business.

Did you know that McDonalds is the worlds biggest toy distributor No, neither did I, but thanks to The Entertainment Economy I am in the possession of this and other pieces of trivia. I now also realize that the trade surplus created by the Spice Girls, pop group Jamiroquai, Trainspotting, Tomb Raider, Mr Bean, and Miss Saigon is bigger than that created by the British steel industry. And that Shigeru Miyamoto has generated $5.8 billion in sales from creating Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda.

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