Beijing became the world’s billionaire capital for the first time

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At the end of last year, the number of billionaires in Beijing reached 100, while there were 99 of them in New York, according to Forbes magazine.

During the year, 33 new billionaires appeared in the Chinese capital, while only seven in New York.

At the same time, 21 million people live in Beijing, which is 2.5 times more than the population of New York (8.4 million).

The richest resident of Beijing is Zheng Yimin, the founder of ByteDance, which owns TikTok. His fortune is estimated at $ 35.6 billion. In New York, the richest ex-mayor of the city and businessman Michael Bloomberg, whose fortune reaches $ 59 billion.

The United States is still leading in the number of billionaires, with 724 people. China ranks second with 698 people. Over the past year, a record 210 new billionaires have emerged in China. India is in third place (140), followed by Germany (136) and Russia (117).

On April 6, it was reported that Forbes published the 35th annual ranking of the richest people in the world. The list includes 123 Russian billionaires, in 2019 there were 102 of them. The rating is still headed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose fortune grew by $ 64 billion over the year to $ 177 billion.