Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service is this morning and I am still at a loss for words. So instead of trying to craft the perfect prose, I decided to create a data visualization. I wanted to better understand Nipsey as an investor and entrepreneur. Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, the diagram above reveals how Nipsey’s hustle has impacted the economy on both a local and national level. Using a combination of government and business data sources, I estimated Nipsey’s distribution of wealth across six sectors: Entertainment, Tech, Real Estate, Philanthropy, Food and Lifestyle. My analysis led me to calculating two main figures: The number of people Nipsey has either hired or impacted (41, 369)  and the projected value of investments made between 2013 and 2019 ($210, 413, 500). READ MORE