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Ranked: The 15 Cities With The Most Billionaire, 2019: New York And Hong Kong Tops

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When it comes to the three comma club, fifteen cities in the world are home to almost 30 percent of the global billionaire population as of 2018. Unsurprisingly, New York tops the list with 105 billionaires, 18 more billionaires than the second-ranked city, Hong Kong, according to Wealth-X’s 2019 Billionaire Census report.

San Francisco ranked as the third city in the world with the most billionaires, with 75 living in the hilly city in Northern California, followed by the Russian capital Moscow (70 billionaires) and the U.K. capital city London (65 billionaires). San Francisco also has the highest density of billionaires in the world — with one billionaire for approximately every 11,600 residents.

The report further stated that the top 15 cities accounted for 20% of the global billionaire population. Collectively, 773 billionaires are living in the top 15 cities. So, which cities topped the three comma club in the world this year?

The 15 Cities with the most billionaire, 2019

  1. New York, United States
    Number of billionaires: 105 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: +2
    Richest Individual: Michael Bloomberg ($53.73 billion; Bloomberg LP)
    Billionaire density (No. 2): One billionaire for approximately every 81,311 residents

    New York, United States
  2. Hong Kong
    Number of billionaires: 87 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -6
    Richest Individual: Li Ka-Shing ($30.3 billion; CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holding)
    Billionaire density (No. 4): One billionaire for approximately every 84,962 residents

    Hong Kong
  3. San Francisco, United States
    Number of billionaires: 75 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: +1
    Richest Individual: Mark Zuckerberg ($72.8 billion; Facebook)
    Billionaire density (No. 1): One billionaire for approximately every 11,612 residents

    Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
  4. Moscow, Russia
    Number of billionaires: 70 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: +1
    Richest Individual: Leonid Mikhelson ($21.5 billion; Novatek)
    Billionaire density (No. 9): One billionaire for approximately every 176,145 residents

    Moscow in Russia
  5. London, United Kingdom
    Number of billionaires: 65 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: +3
    Richest Individual: Jim Ratcliffe ($18.0 billion; Ineos)
    Billionaire density (No. 6): One billionaire for approximately every 135,198 residents

    Tower Bridge, London, England, United Kingdom
  6. Beijing, China
    Number of billionaires: 55 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -2
    Richest Individual: Wang Jianlin ($18.1 billion; Tencent)
    Billionaire density (No. 10): One billionaire for approximately every 223,000 residents

    Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China
  7. Singapore
    Number of billionaires: 39 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -5
    Richest Individual: Wee Cho Yaw ($8.41 billion; United Overseas Bank)
    Billionaire density (No. 8): One billionaire for approximately every 143,904 residents

    Singapore
  8. Los Angeles, United States
    Number of billionaires: 39 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -2
    Richest Individual: Elon Musk ($21.4 billion; SpaceX and Tesla, Inc.)
    Billionaire density (No. 5): One billionaire for approximately every 101,957 residents

    Los Angeles
  9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Number of billionaires: 38 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -2
    Richest Individual: Majid Al Futtaim ($5.0 billion; Majid Al Futtaim Group)
    Billionaire density (No. 3): One billionaire for approximately every 84,007 residents

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  10. Mumbai, India
    Number of billionaires: 38 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -1
    Richest Individual: Mukesh Ambani ($49.5 billion; Reliance Industries)
    Billionaire density (No. 13): One billionaire for approximately every 327,431 residents

    Mumbai, India
  11. Shenzhen, China
    Number of billionaires: 37 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -2
    Richest Individual: Pony Ma ($38.0 billion; Tencent)
    Billionaire density (No. 11): One billionaire for approximately every 294,636 residents
  12. Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Number of billionaires: 33 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: no change
    Richest Individual: Joseph Safra ($18.6 billion; Safra Group)
    Billionaire density (No. 14): One billionaire for approximately every 362,661 residents

    USP - Universidade de São Paulo
  13. Istanbul, Turkey
    Number of billionaires: 32 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -4
    Richest Individual: Murat Ülker ($3.5 billion; Yildiz Holding)
    Billionaire density (No. 15): One billionaire for approximately every 462,629 residents

    Istanbul, Turkey
  14. Hangzhou, China
    Number of billionaires: 14 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -1
    Richest Individual: Jack Ma ($41.7 billion; Alibaba Group)
    Billionaire density (No. 7): One billionaire for approximately every 143,677 residents
  15. Tokyo, Japan
    Number of billionaires: 15 billionaires
    Number of billionaires gained or lost: -1
    Richest Individual: Tadashi Yanai ($30 billion; founder of Uniqlo)
    Billionaire density (No. 12): One billionaire for approximately every 319,750 residents

    University of Tokyo, Japan

Have you read?

# India Rich List For 2018: Richest Indian Billionaires.
# China Rich List For 2018: Richest Chinese Billionaires.
# Taiwan Rich List For 2018: Richest Taiwanese Billionaires.
# Russia’s Rich List 2019: Wealthiest People In Russia.
# New York Rich List For 2018: The Billionaires Of New York.

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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