As you can see from the charts there is a large range within the top 20, but the real interesting thing is the 2 clearly different gradients that meet at ConsortiumCzar.
Once again you can see 2 clearly different gradients in the chart with similar patterns between the 2 charts but spread out over a larger point difference. The horizontal axis can be a bit misleading as it was streached out to clearly display all the names.
I have been tracking the stats of many empires over the past week, from inspecting the data i have a few a few generalisations can be made.
Larger empires tend to grow at a faster rate then smaller empires.This is the cause of the widening gap between the top 10 and the rest of the population. There is a clear snowball effect occuring when it comes to growth.
There is a moderate positive association between Grand Emperor ranking/points and Industrialist ranking/points with several clear outliers in the data. The cause of the outlier is likely due to saving of credits, different play styles and race chosen.
Difference in points between rankings tends to decrease as ranking increased, eg the difference between points between 2nd and 3rd for Industrialist is 23,242 as compared to the difference between 14th and 15th place with a 520 point difference. There are a few outliers in this generation.
You can draw your own conclusions from the data presented before you, it’s only up to date to when i posted this so thinks are likely to change in the future but these are the observations i have made, they might me right, they might be wrong so take them with a grain of salt.