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Cities With Most Billionaires

Name the world cities that have the most billionaires.
According to Forbes, 2015
Quiz by relessness
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First submittedNovember 14, 2013
Last updatedOctober 12, 2016
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City
78
New York City
68
Moscow
64
Hong Kong
46
London
45
Beijing
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City
33
Mumbai
29
Seoul
28
Istanbul
27
Paris
26
San Francisco
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City
25
São Paulo
25
Shenzhen
24
Taipei
22
Los Angeles
22
Singapore
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City
19
Shanghai
17
Delhi
16
Dallas
16
Tokyo
15
Jakarta
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level 76
Nov 15, 2013
Good quiz. Missed Singapore and Sao Paulo.
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level 76
Feb 25, 2015
Got 100% this time.
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level 79
Mar 4, 2014
I'm surprised Washington DC isn't on the list, since so many billionaires shop there.
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level 76
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 76
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 75
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 72
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 56
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 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 84
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 76
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 56
Mar 7, 2014
Gee, I wonder is it's because capital isn't tied to one specific geographic vicinity?
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level 76
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 75
Mar 16, 2016
Are you saying Relessness has no Seoul? :)
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level 54
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 76
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 75
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 76
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 47
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 60
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 48
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 69
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 81
Sep 1, 2014
Shenzhou? Almost got Shenzen, still need to work on remembering the actual name of the town though. It was the only one I missed.
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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 28
May 7, 2015
remarkable that SF has 11 billionaires in a population of roughly 800,000. Most cities on this list are 10million+ I wonder how many there are in SF + silicon valley
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level 48
May 8, 2015
These are metro populations here. So SF has more than 800 k. And it will include silicon valley
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level 75
Mar 16, 2016
On the population list I just checked, San Francisco ranks 13th in population of US cities while San Jose ranks 10th. All are in the Bay Area, but it seems to me that Silicon Valley should be included as part of San Jose. Perhaps the billionaires choose to make their money in Silicon Valley, but reside in SF? Anyone from there that knows the answer?
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level 48
Mar 16, 2016
Like I said this is the metro area. San Jose is a part of the San Francisco metro area.
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level 75
Mar 16, 2016
I was just wondering why, if San Jose has the higher population, SF isn't considered part of the San Jose metro area rather than the other way around. Is it because SF is an older city? Who decides these things? I don't really care, it's just one of those things that makes me wonder.
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level 48
Mar 16, 2016
Oh sorry, I'm guessing it's because historically San Francisco has had the larger population.
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level 81
Feb 26, 2016
Shenzhen. Ugh. In every other quiz these days it's paired up with Guangzhou and included in that metro area. Now suddenly have to treat it as an independent city? WHYYY? I did guess Guangzhou this time around.
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level 72
Feb 27, 2016
+1. Also, I cannot believe that not one single city from oil-rich states (eg Lagos, or cities in Saudi Arabia) are omitted. Then again, how could Forbes possibly know who is wealthy there?
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level 67
Mar 16, 2016
Probably are some but maybe not in the top 20.
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level 76
Mar 16, 2016
There are something like 30,000 princes in the AlSaud family. Most of them are very well off. Many are millionaires. Very few are billionaires.
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level 54
Mar 16, 2016
Never seen it paired up with Guangzhou...
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level 55
Mar 16, 2016
Shenzhen and Guangzhou are two very distinctive cities. They are an hour apart by fast train and citizens speak different languages (Mandarin vs Cantonese)
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level 51
Mar 16, 2016
Be that as it may, in a fair number of quizzes on this site, Shenzhen is considered part of Guangzhou's urban area. Typing in Shenzhen therefore does not work on those quizzes, whereas on this one it does. I do like to think of them as two distinct cities as well though, not too big on this whole urban area thing.
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level ∞
Mar 16, 2016
Guangzhou will work for that one now
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level 25
Mar 16, 2016
Good quiz. I have submitted my first quiz now
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level 59
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 79
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 47
Mar 21, 2016
Can't believe I missed London – and I live here!
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level 75
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 48
Oct 12, 2016
Fixed!
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level 61
May 10, 2017
Surprised Dubai isn't here!
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level 58
Mar 16, 2018
I'm dubious there's so few listed for Tokyo or Osaka
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level 77
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 50
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 42
Jun 12, 2019
What about Zurich?
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