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Richest Cities in the World

Which are the richest cities in the world?

There are about 10,000 cities in the world as of 2020. In these cities are home to the largest industries, business conglomerates, business tycoons, and more. This article, we bring to you top 10 richest cities in the world with data from wealth-x

The criteria for compiling the list of wealthiest cities was based on the number of people with net worth of $5 million or more

Top 10 Richest Cities in the World

10. Dallas 

richest cities in the world

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 36,515
Percentage of global population: 1.2%

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the largest city and seat of Dallas County With an estimated 2019 population of 1,343,573, it is the ninth most populous city in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio.

9. Washington, D.C.

washington DC

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 37,495
Percentage of global population: 1.3%

Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father.

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Washington has an estimated population of 705,749 as of July 2019, making it the 20th most populous city in the United States. 

8. San Francisco

richest cities in the world

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 39,390 
Percentage of global population: 1.3%

San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 16th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 881,549 residents.

7. Chicago

richest cities in the world

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 44,795
Percentage of the global population: 1.5%

Chicago is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois and the third-most-populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,693,976, it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States.

6. Paris

richest cities in the world

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 49,005
Percentage of global population: 1.7%

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,150,271 residents as of 2020, in an area of 105 square kilometers (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centers of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, and arts. 

Number 5 of Top 10 Richest Cities in the World

London

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 50,305 
Percentage of global population: 1.7%

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London is considered to be one of the world’s most important global cities and has been called the world’s most powerful, most desirable,  most influential, most visited, most expensive, sustainable,  most investment-friendly, and most-popular-for-work city. 

4. Los Angeles

Los Angele

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 71,035
Percentage of global population: 2.4%

Los Angeles is the largest city in California. With an estimated population of nearly four million people, it is the second-most populous city in the United States

Number 3 of Top 10 Richest Cities in the World

Hong Kong

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 73,430
Percentage of global population: 2.5%

Hong Kong is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

2. Tokyo

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Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 81,645
Percentage of global population: 2.8%

Tokyo is the capital and most populous prefecture of Japan. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government. The prefecture had an estimated population of 13,929,280.

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New York

Number of individuals with a net worth of $5 million or more: 120,605
Percentage of global population: 4.1%

New York City (NYC) is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 8,336,817 distributed over about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.

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