The 25 Cities With The Most Billionaires

By on October 17, 2015 in ArticlesBillionaire News

There are about 50 cities across the globe in which at least one billionaire makes his or her home. The fact is, billionaires are a pretty rare breed. Having that much money is a rare thing. If it wasn't, one in every seven people – over a billion in total – would not be living in extreme poverty with less than $1.25 a day in earnings. Yet, this sad fact of world poverty aside, there are thousands of people, who through inheritance or innovation and ambition, have amassed a fortune that cannot be spent in their lifetime. These individuals are the 1% of the top 1% in the world. Billionaires make up 0.00000032% of the world's population. Together, these 1.645 people have a total net worth around $6.4 trillion. The billionaires of the world are not spread out equally. They are quite concentrated in a handful of cities around the world. These are the 25 cities with the most billionaires:

  1. Chicago, Illinois

    Number of billionaires in the city: 18

    Total net worth of billionaires in Chicago: $40 billion

  1. Hamburg, Germany

    Number of billionaires in the city: 18

    Total net worth of billionaires in Hamburg: $51 billion

  1. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Number of billionaires in the city: 20

    Total net worth of billionaires in Jeddah: $42 billion

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Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

  1. Seoul, South Korea

    Number of billionaires in the city: 20 

    Total net worth of billionaires in Seoul: $48 billion

  1. San Francisco, California 

    Number of billionaires in the city: 20

    Total net worth of billionaires in San Francisco: $49 billion

  1. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

    Number of billionaires in the city: 20 

    Total net worth of billionaires in Riyadh: $88 billion

  1. Madrid, Spain

    Number of billionaires in the city: 21

    Total net worth of billionaires in Madrid: $29 billion

  1. Taipei, Taiwan

    Number of billionaires in the city: 21

    Total net worth of billionaires in Taipei: $43 billion

  1. Shanghai, China

    Number of billionaires in the city: 21

    Total net worth of billionaires in Shanghai: $46 billion

  1. Mexico City, Mexico

    Number of billionaires in the city: 21

    Total net worth of billionaires in Mexico City: $151 billion

  1. Geneva, Switzerland

    Number of billionaires in the city: 23

    Total net worth of billionaires in Geneva: $50 billion

  1. Shenzhen, China

    Number of billionaires in the city: 25

    Total net worth of billionaires in Shenzhen: $58 billion

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David McNew/Getty Images

  1. Los Angeles, California

    Number of billionaires in the city: 25

    Total net worth of billionaires in Los Angeles: $62 billion

  1. Tokyo, Japan

    Number of billionaires in the city: 26

    Total net worth of billionaires in Tokyo: $71 billion

  1. Mumbai, India

    Number of billionaires in the city: 28

    Total net worth of billionaires in Mumbai: $97 billion

  1. Singapore

    Number of billionaires in the city: 32

    Total net worth of billionaires in Singapore: $65 billion

  1. Paris, France

    Number of billionaires in the city: 33

    Total net worth of billionaires in Paris: $167 billion

  1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Number of billionaires in the city: 34

    Total net worth of billionaires in Dubai: $79 billion

  1. Istanbul, Turkey

    Number of billionaires in the city: 35

    Total net worth of billionaires in Istanbul: $62 billion

  1. Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Number of billionaires in the city: 36

    Total net worth of billionaires in Sao Paulo: $91 billion

  1. Beijing, China

    Number of billionaires in the city: 37

    Total net worth of billionaires in Beijing: $98 billion

  1. London, United Kingdom

    Number of billionaires in the city: 72

    Total net worth of billionaires in London: $177 billion

  1. Hong Kong

    Number of billionaires in the city: 82

    Total net worth of billionaires in Hong Kong: $343 billion

  1. Moscow, Russia

    Number of billionaires in the city: 85

    Total net worth of billionaires in Moscow: $307 billion

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New York City, New York

Number of billionaires in the city: 103

Total net worth of billionaires in New York City: $354 billion

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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