Wealthiest Cities in the World

1. New York

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The wealthiest city in the world with a total wealth of $3 trillions. It is the most populous city in the US. City is famous for Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, Broadway Theater District, etc. New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a separate county of New York State. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898.

2. London

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This time the runner-up is London with total wealth of $2.7 trillion. London is the capital of the United Kingdom and is also the most populous city in the country. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT).

3. Tokyo

Rainbow Bridge.
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Tokyo came third with total wealth of $2.5 trillion. Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. In 2015, Tokyo was ranked as the 11th most expensive city for expatriates, according to the Mercer consulting firm.

4. San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.
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Next is San Francisco Bay with total wealth of $2.3 trillion. San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman’s Wharf, and its Chinatown district.

5. Beijing

Temple of Heaven.
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The fifth spot is taken by the capital of China – Beijing – with the total wealth of $2.2 trillion. It is the second-most populous city in China. The city’s history dates back three millennia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past eight centuries.Beijing has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, as well as parts of the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.

6. Shanghai

The Bund
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Next wealthiest is Shanghai with the total wealth of $ 2 trillion. It is the most populous city in the world, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2017. It is a global financial centre and transport hub, with the world’s busiest container port. Shanghai has been described as the “showpiece” of the booming economy of mainland China; renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, and museums and historic buildings, such as those along The Bund, as well as the City God Temple and the Yu Garden.

7. Los Angeles

Los Angeles downtown skyline with Mount San Antonio in the background
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Number 7 is the Hollywood city – Los Angeles with combined wealth of $ 1.4 trillion. It is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California and is the second most populous city after New York in the USA. Located in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), this picturesque city has hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host again in 2028. Los Angeles is often billed as the “Creative Capital of the World”, because one in every six of its residents works in a creative industry.

8. Hong-Kong

Victoria Harbor.
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Next on the list is Hong Kong with cumulative wealth of $1.3 trillion. It is an autonomous territory in China. It has its own political and economic system. Hong Kong was a British Colony till 1997. After that, China made it its Special Administrative Region (SAR) along with Macau. The territory features the most skyscrapers in the world, surrounding Victoria Harbour, which lies in the centre of the city’s dense urban region.

9. Sydney

Opera House
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Number 9 is Sydney ($ 1 trillion). It is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbour. Man-made attractions such as Sydney Tower, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House, are also well known to international visitors.

10. Singapore

Singapore Flyer
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At 10th position is the sovereign city-country of Singapore with around $1 trillion wealth. It gained independence from the UK in 1963 by federating with other former British territories to form Malaysia, but separated two years later over ideological differences, becoming a sovereign nation in 1965. Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub.

11. Chicago

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Just outside top 10 is another US city – Chicago – with total wealth of $ 988 billions. It is the third-most populous city in the United States.  Chicago has often been called a global architecture capital and is considered one of the most important business centers in the world. Positioned along Lake Michigan, the city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. In 2013, Chicago was chosen as one of the “Top Ten Cities in the United States” to visit for its restaurants, skyscrapers, museums, and waterfront, by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

12. Mumbai

Gateway of India
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12th is our Mumbai with accumulated wealth of $ 950 billions. Mumbai is the financial center of India and the home of Bollywood. It is also the the most populous city in India. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India with 38 billionaires residing in the capital of dreams.

13. Toronto

Skyline of Toronto over Ontario Lake at twilight
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After Mumbai comes Toronto with $ 944 billions. It is located within the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. It is the largest city in Canada and fourth-largest city in North America by population. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower.

14. Frankfurt

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Next on the list is Frankfurt with total wealth of $ 912 billions. It is the 5th largest city in Germany. Frankfurt is an alpha world city and a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. It is the site of many global and European corporate headquarters. Frankfurt Airport is among the world’s busiest.

15. Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Last on our list is Paris with gross wealth of $ 860 billions. The capital and the most populous city in France is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in 2016, with 7.4 million visitors. The 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and the 1960, 1984, and 2016 UEFA European Championships were held in the city, and every July, the Tour de France bicycle race finishes there.

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