The 25 Cities With The Most Billionaires

By on October 17, 2015 in ArticlesBillionaire News

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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

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