These nine charts will tell you everything you need to know about global migration

MigrantJohn McKenna writes that the millions of migrants who flooded through New York's Ellis Island in the early 20th century helped turn the city and America into an economic powerhouse. Migration across the British Empire was central to its success at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. He says that many of the world's most high-profile entrepreneurs have hailed from migrant backgrounds: Steve Jobs' father was a migrant from Syria and mentions South African Tesla founder Elon Musk, who moved to North America to study in Canada and the United States. To read more, click here.