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Cities With the Most Billionaires

Name the urban areas of the world that are home to the greatest number of billionaires.
Data from the Forbes Billionaire list, November 2019
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: November 19, 2019
First submittedNovember 14, 2013
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City
123
New York
90
San Francisco
77
Hong Kong
77
Guangzhou / Shenzhen
74
Moscow
60
Los Angeles
58
Beijing
56
London
48
Shanghai
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City
38
Mumbai
36
Miami
36
Seoul
31
São Paulo
30
Singapore
29
Bangkok
25
Taipei
25
Dallas
23
Tokyo
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City
22
Delhi
22
Istanbul
21
Hangzhou
21
Paris
19
Boston
17
Tel Aviv
16
Manila
16
Stockholm
15
Dubai
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level 77
Nov 15, 2013
Good quiz. Missed Singapore and Sao Paulo.
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level 77
Feb 25, 2015
Got 100% this time.
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level 80
Mar 4, 2014
I'm surprised Washington DC isn't on the list, since so many billionaires shop there.
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level 77
Mar 4, 2014
but they don't live there, only their purchases (congressmen) do.
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level 58
Mar 17, 2016
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level 78
Mar 21, 2018
good one kal, but you may be a little conservative it could go all the way to that large white building n Pennsylvania Ave.
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level 77
Apr 6, 2018
Now, yes. Putin is one of the richest men in the world. But in 2014 when I made this comment the White House was puppet free.
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level 80
Nov 19, 2019
Oh, no...not puppet free. Just maybe a different hand(s) in the puppet
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level 76
Sep 1, 2014
Like.
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level 51
Mar 4, 2014
Hmmm....I used to think Moscow had the most billionaires....
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level 73
Mar 4, 2014
Why? Why do I type Beijing, Hongkong, Guangzhou and Shenzen, and not Shanghai? Why?
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level 52
Oct 11, 2016
I guessed just about every city-state EXCEPT Singapore... :(
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level 58
Mar 4, 2014
Really good quiz. I'm surprised that Moscow has that many millionaires. Also very surprised that there are no Swiss or German cities on the list.
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
Switzerland and Germany have lots of billionaires but they are spread all over.
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level 71
Mar 4, 2014
I missed London...probably the only person. Tried Bentonville because there has to be some Waltons still near the area.
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level 58
Mar 17, 2016
There are, but not that many Waltons to overcome the minimum on this list. Bentonville is a nice little jewel set in an area surrounded by what some (or many) may call "rednecks."
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level 85
Mar 4, 2014
Germany = Taxes and in Switzerland there is their money but not themself :D
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level 33
Mar 5, 2014
damn it didn't get Shenzhen. I hate missing ones with the lowest guess rates.
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level 77
Mar 5, 2014
With so many "job creators" living in each of these places I wonder why they don't have 0% unemployment. Bizarre.
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level 58
Mar 7, 2014
Gee, I wonder is it's because capital isn't tied to one specific geographic vicinity?
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level 77
Mar 9, 2014
Right, because it couldn't possibly be that the talking point was complete and utter horsepoop designed to make us think that getting fleeced by the wealthy is something desirable.
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level 37
Mar 7, 2014
I think you may have missed Seoul.
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level 76
Mar 16, 2016
Are you saying Relessness has no Seoul? :)
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level 58
Mar 18, 2016
I didn't know Relessness was a ginger.
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level 48
Jun 18, 2017
Woah...kyle
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level 24
Mar 8, 2014
surpised no german cities and there is dubai
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level 77
Mar 9, 2014
The emirate of Dubai doesn't have much oil left. They've been trying to build up other sectors of their economy, including as a hub for commercial travel, shipping, finance, and perhaps most notably- as a vacation or residence destination that specifically caters to the super wealthy.
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level 73
Mar 19, 2014
Mumbai? Really? I guess I have a very negative view of Indian cities.
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level 76
Sep 1, 2014
I typed Delhi and Kolkata then thought, "That's silly, there won't be any in India." That's what I get for thinking when I'm not equipped for it.
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level 77
Jan 3, 2015
Many of the most impoverished countries in the world also have very extreme wealth disparity and concentration. A small number of people at the top echelons of society are obscenely rich- while the millions and millions of people at the lower rungs are abjectly poor. This is certainly true in India, and very apparent in a place like Mumbai which is the country's economic center and home to many of India's wealthiest people. Also consider the enormous size and population of the country and imagine how much of an opportunity that presents for entrepreneurs who successfully tap into the market from the inside.
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level 46
Jun 15, 2017
Mumbai is also home to Bollywood and the richest man in India- whose 25 story skyscraper mansion towers over slums.
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level 77
Jul 26, 2019
Can't buy taste, apparently. That's one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen.
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level 62
Apr 1, 2014
I don't know why people are surprised that there are no German cities. I think Germany might have about 10 billionaires altogether.
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level 44
Sep 1, 2014
According to Forbes, Germany has the third most billionaires behind the US (50) and China (37) with 26. Perhaps they all live in the countryside.
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level 47
Sep 1, 2014
Unlike France or the UK, Germany hasn't got an obvious major city (e.g. London or Paris). Instead it has five cities all with similar importance. As a result, the billionaires are spread relatively evenly out - rather than clustered into one city.
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level 75
Apr 20, 2019
Germany always has been a very polycentric nation. It's why the 100s of independent duchies and city-states never unified until 1871. Also, the technical city limits in Germany aren't very inclusive so usually more people will live in separate suburbs instead of the legal city itself.
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level 54
Apr 16, 2015
Got 100% on the 2nd try but accidentally hit backspace and lost the results before they were recorded. Tried three times more before 100% again. :/
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level 25
Mar 16, 2016
Good quiz. I have submitted my first quiz now
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level 63
Mar 17, 2016
I'd like to pound Bloomberg's smug 1% face into a bloody mess. Human garbage and a criminal, like the rest of the billionaires. If you've got a billion dollars, damn sure you didn't come by all of it honestly or ethically...with the possible exception of Warren Buffet...but I'll remain suspicious.
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level ∞
Mar 18, 2016
Did a billionaire steal your girlfriend or something?
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level 30
Mar 22, 2016
Class envy won't give you peace of mind. Striving to be the best you can be will.
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level 80
Dec 8, 2016
Wow Larry. Someone crapped in your cornflakes this morning. You might want to check that self-righteousness at the door. Roxy has it right.
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level 40
Nov 19, 2019
Most billionaires are dirty people. Look at Epstein. Look at Zuckerburg. Look at Rockefeller. I could go on and on and on
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level 47
Mar 21, 2016
Can't believe I missed London – and I live here!
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level 76
May 20, 2016
Quizmaster: you have an apostrophe decorating Delhi (it appears as Delhi'). The type-in allows Delhi without the apostrophe, so life will go on if you don't fix it.
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level 47
Oct 12, 2016
Fixed!
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level 60
May 10, 2017
Surprised Dubai isn't here!
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level 60
Mar 16, 2018
I'm dubious there's so few listed for Tokyo or Osaka
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level 80
May 5, 2018
according to forbes (via wikipedia) there are 34 billionaires (18 individuals and 14 family holdings owning a billion which may individually be less than a billion). if 16 are in tokyo less than 15 must be in osaka to make the list. for the low overall numbers, blame a slow economy since the 80s.
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level 52
Jun 28, 2018
Got all except Delhi, I'm an Indian though.
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level 35
Jul 29, 2018
Countries like China, India and Brazil where more than 80% of the population live like pigs in the mud featuring a list like this is like a piercing and loud yell to the ears of the human kind. I can hear them hienas laughing at all these people struggling in the mud.
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level 52
Nov 22, 2019
Don't know about China and Brazil, but I'm living in India from my birth and I stay in a 2-storeyed bungalow owned and built by my dad <( ̄︶ ̄)> who earns nearly ₹100,000 per month and my mom owns a jewellery business 📿 and most people we know lives like us only maybe in condos or apartments but not in mud. Maybe the definition of pig 🐷 in your country is different...
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level 56
Jun 12, 2019
What about Zurich?
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
Update 2019. As far as I know, this quiz is now the only accurate list of its nature on the internet. The difference between this list and others is that I combined the billionaires by urban area, not city. This makes a big difference because the source data sometimes uses the urban area but sometimes lists a specific suburb, leading to distortions.
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level 80
Nov 19, 2019
So what suddenly attracted all those billionaires to Hangzhou? It's pretty, but...
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level 50
Nov 20, 2019
I never expect that Manila would be on this list and I am from the philippines. I tought we are so poor that there's no way we have billionares. hah