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Moscow has the world’s greatest number of Billionaires! What??

Talking of most Billionaires in a city, people think of either New York or London, but the city with the most Billionaires is Moscow!

Moscow has 74 billionaires as of the 1st of May 2008. What’s amazing is that the average worth of these 74 billionaires is 6 billion US dollars! Now where do these Russians make their money from? How do they have these massive palaces? Are these people who inherited the money or are they self made billionaires?

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Moscow’s top 10 richest people (billionaires)

  1. Mikhail Khodorkovsky – Worth $15.2bn
  2. Roman Abramovich – Worth $12.5bn
  3. Victor Vekselberg – Worth $5.9bn
  4. Mikhail Prokhorov – Worth $5.4bn
  5. Vladimir Potanin – Worth $5.4bn
  6. Mikhail Friedman – Worth $5.2bn
  7. Vladimir Lisin – Worth $4.8bn
  8. Oleg Deripaska – Worth $4.5bn
  9. Alexsei Mordashov – Worth $4.5 bn
  10. Vagit Alekperov – Worth $3.9bn

Top 10 cities with most billionaires

  1. Moscow (Russia)- 74 billionaires (highest)
  2. New York (United States of America) – 71 billionaires
  3. London (United Kingdom) – 36 billionaires
  4. Istanbul (Turkey) – 34 billionaires
  5. Hong Kong (China) – 30 billionaires
  6. Los Angeles (United States of America) – 24 billionaires
  7. Mumbai (India) – 20 billionaires
  8. San Francisco (United States of America) – 19 billionaires
  9. Dallas (United States of America) – 15 billionaires
  10. Tokyo (Japan) – 15 billionaires

More at: http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/30/billionaires-london-moscow-biz-billies-cz_cv_0430billiecities.html

By cafearjun

I'm Arjun, live in London, UK, and ever since I've left India, I miss it even more. I'm an entrepreneur, a creator, and strive for new ideas. Have been lucky to put a few in place and make them work. This is a blog about everything I love and think about!

4 replies on “Moscow has the world’s greatest number of Billionaires! What??”

To be honest, it is a bit strange and difficult to believe that Moscow has higher number of billionaires than New York!!

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