Moscow. February 24. The Chinese capital for the first time surpassed new York by living in number of dollar billionaires, according to data the Shanghai company Hurun, for the fifth consecutive year publishes a report on the number of billionaires in the world.
According to the report Hurun Global Rich List 2016, Beijing became the new world capital for the rich. The number of billionaires in the city increased during the year from 95 to 100 people. The top ten includes four Chinese cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hangzhou. Moscow dropped to 3rd place in the list.
The total number of billionaires in the world in 2016 has reached a new record – 2188 people, 99 more than the year before. Their aggregate wealth increased by 9 per cent to $7.3 trillion, which exceeds the GDP of Germany and the United Kingdom combined and represents almost half of the U.S. GDP.
China overtook the U.S. in number of inhabitants, the state of which exceeds $1 billion, 568 and 535, respectively. These two countries account for more than half billionaires from the Hurun list.
Moreover, China leads in the number of women who earned more than $1 billion: the share of China accounts for 93 of 124 ladies who have achieved success on their own.
In third place was fixed India (111 billionaires), ahead of Germany, UK and Russia. The top ten also includes Switzerland, France, Brazil and Japan.
The richest people in the world are bill gates and Warren Buffett, despite the fact that their status has decreased in the past year by 6% and 11% respectively. Hurun estimates the condition of the gates at $80 billion, Buffett at $68 billion.
Carlos slim, according to Hurun, lost $33 billion and lost the third place in the ranking of Amancio Ortega, Chairman of Spanish retailer Inditex.
Top of the ranking of billionaires Forbes looks a bit different: gates in the first place, the slim – on the 2nd, Buffett – on 3-m, Ortega – 4.
The number of dollar billionaires in Russia, according to the Hurun estimates decreased by 13 people – up to 80 (66 of them live in the capital), and their General condition was reduced by $130 billion to $234 billion.