Beijing is now the World Capital of billionaires, surpassing New York City by a total of one billionaire. Just one.
New York City is home to 99 billionaires. Last year, Beijing grew 33 new billionaires last year and is now home to 100 billionaires. All this according to Forbes’ annual World’s Billionaires List for 2021.
Outside of these two cities, the world added 660 more billionaires, bringing the total to 2,755 people all worth a collective total of $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year. Notable people who were added to the list include Tyler Perry, Miriam Adelson, wife of the late casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, and Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder of the dating app Bumble.
Kim Kardashian is now officially a billionaire too.