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

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

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

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

Beijing’s richest resident is Zhen Yimin, founder of ByteDance, which owns TikTok. The richest man in New York is ex-mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg, whose fortune accounts for $35.6 billion.

The U.S. is still the leader in the number of billionaires, their number is 724 people. China is in second place with 698 people. In the last year, China has a record 210 new billionaires. In third place is India (140), followed by Germany (136) and Russia (117).

April 6, it was reported that Forbes published its 35th annual ranking of the richest people in the world The rating is still headed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose fortune for the year rose by $ 64 billion – to $ 177 billion.