Beijing, new “capital of billionaires”

New York has better watch out: the new world capital of billionaires is Beijing, which has 100, against 95 in the Big Apple, according to the business magazine Hurun quoted by the agency Associated Press . The Russian capital in third place (66 billionaires), followed by Hong Kong (64) and Shanghai (50).

Despite national economic difficulties, the Chinese elite is doing well thanks to new market regulations that have recently allowed the IPO many companies, according to the founder of the Hurun magazine, Rupert Hoogewerf. In 2015, 32 new billionaires were recorded in Beijing, only 4 in New York.

The richest man in China, the real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin, arrives at the 21st place in the international ranking of billionaires. In the top 100 include the founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, or the founder of Baidu search engine. (Che / nxp)

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