Beijing overtakes NYC as new 'billionaire capital'
Feb 25, Beijing: Beijing has overtaken New York as the city with the highest number of billionaires for the first time, a new report by China-based firm Hurun said.
Shanghai, China's centre of commerce, came in fifth place. A total of 100 billionaires are now living in the Chinese capital, compared with 95 in New York, the news report said.
Hurun, which tracks wealth in China, has released an annual Global Rich List for the past five years measuring billionaires' wealth in US dollars.
It found that Beijing had welcomed 32 new billionaires since last year, allowing it to vault past New York which it calculated only saw four new billionaires, the report said.
Overall, China has overtaken the US as the country with the highest number of billionaires. However, the top 10 billionaires in Hurun's list is still dominated by Americans.
The Oslo Times