List of cities by number of billionaires

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There are a number of different lists compiled by various publications around the world that attempt to determine the number of billionaires by world's major cities.

Hurun Global Rich List[edit]

Beijing has been described as the "billionaire capital of the world" since overtaking New York City in 2016.[1][2] In 2020, the Hurun Global Rich List listed Beijing with the most billionaires at 110 people, followed by New York City with 98 billionaires, and Shanghai in third place with 83 billionaires after overtaking Hong Kong for the first time. In the Hurun Global Rich List 2020 of the world's billionaires, the list included 2,816 billionaires from 71 countries and from 2,182 companies with a total net wealth of $11.2 trillion.[2][3]

City Country Billionaires
Beijing  China 110
New York City  United States 98
Shanghai  China 83
Hong Kong  China 76
Shenzhen  China 75
London  United Kingdom 74
Moscow  Russia 72
Bangkok  Thailand 56
Mumbai  India 50
Guangzhou  China 45
Hangzhou  China 42
San Francisco  United States 41


In 2020, Forbes listed New York City with the most billionaires at 92 people, followed by Hong Kong with 71 billionaires, and Moscow in third place with 70 billionaires.[4]

City Country Billionaires
New York City  United States 92
Hong Kong  China 71
Moscow  Russia 70
Beijing  China 67
London  United Kingdom 56
Shanghai  China 46
Shenzhen  China 44
Mumbai  India 38
San Francisco  United States 37
Singapore  Singapore 31

In the 34th annual Forbes list of the world's billionaires, the list included 2,095 billionaires with a total net wealth of $8 trillion, down 58 members and $700 billion from 2018.[5] The list was finalized as of 18 March, thus was already partially influenced by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Times of London[edit]

The Times (of London), by way of the Sunday Times, compiles annually the Sunday Times Rich List. This list has determined that London is home to the most billionaires (80),[citation needed] whilst New York City is second with 56, and San Francisco rounds out the top three with 49.[citation needed]

UBS Wealth Census[edit]

In 2015, UBS listed New York City with the most billionaires with 103, followed by London with 43.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Beijing overtakes New York as new 'billionaire capital'". BBC News. 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  2. ^ a b "Shimao Shenkong International Center·Hurun Global Rich List 2020". Hurun Report. 2020-02-26.
  3. ^ "China mints 182 new billionaires, triple the new faces in the US: Hurun". South China Morning Post. 2020-02-26. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  4. ^ Giacomo Tognini. "World's Richest Cities: The Top 10 Cities Billionaires Call Home". Forbes. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  5. ^ Dolan, Kerry A. (2020). "Forbes Billionaires 2020". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-04-07.