Top 15 cities of the world by total wealth
New World Wealth recently examined the top cities worldwide by total wealth held.

New York City

Wealth: US$3.0 trillion

Population: 18,593,220

The economy of New York City encompasses the largest municipal as well as regional economy in the United States. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City has been characterised as the world's premier financial center.


Wealth: US$2.7 trillion

Population: 10,313,307

Home to the 6th largest stock exchange in the world, London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, is the world's leading financial centre for international business and commerce and is one of the command centres for the global economy.


Wealth: US$2.5 trillion

Population: 38,001,000

Tokyo is home to the 3rd largest stock exchange in the world and the headquarters of the world's largest investment banks and insurance companies. It serves as a hub for Japan's transportation, publishing, electronics and broadcasting industries.

San Francisco Bay area

Wealth: US$2.3 trillion

Population: 3,300,075

San Francisco has a diversified service economy, with employment spread across a wide range of services, including financial, tourism, and high technology. As of 2016, San Francisco was the 7th highest-income county in the United States.


Wealth: US$2.2 trillion

Population: 20,383,994

Beijing is home to most of China’s largest companies with Finance as one of the most important industries. It is home to 52 Fortune Global 500 companies, and over 100 of the largest companies in China.


Wealth: US$2.0 trillion

Population: 23,740,778

Home to the Shanghai stock exchange, Shanghai is the commercial and financial center of China. It plays a key role in China's heavy industries. Shanghai is also home to the largest free-trade zone in mainland China.

Los Angeles

Wealth: US$1.4 trillion

Population: 12,309,530

The ports of Los Angeles is one of the busiest in the world, vital to trade within the Pacific Rim. The economy is driven by international trade, entertainment, aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism.

Hong Kong

Wealth: US$1.3 trillion

Population: 7,313,557

Hong Kong is the gateway between Europe and Asia and is home to the 7th largest stock exchange in the world. Its economy is characterised by its low taxation, almost free port trade and well established international financial market.


Wealth: US$1.0 trillion

Population: 4,505,341

The economy of Sydney is notable for its importance in the areas of trading, manufacturing, finance and distribution in Australia. Sydney has the largest economy and CBD in Australia with plenty of surrounding commercial areas.


Wealth: US$1.0 trillion

Population: 5,618,866

Singapore is a highly developed free-market economy. Ranked as the most open in the world, 7th least corrupt,most pro-business, with low tax rates and has the third highest per-capita GDP in the world.


Wealth: US$988 billion

Population: 8,744,835

Chicago is home to 29 Fortune 500 companies with manufacturing, printing, publishing, insurance playing a major role in its economy. In 2017, it was ranked as having the seventh most competitive financial center in the world, and third most competitive in the United States.


Wealth: US$950 billion

Population: 21,042,538

Mumbai is not only the economic hub of India, it is also home to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the 12th largest stock exchange in the world. Mumbai 12th richest city globally, and is home to 28 billionaires.


Wealth: US$944 billion

Population: 5,992,739

Toronto is the banking and stock exchange centre of Canada and the largest contributor to the Canadian economy. It is also the country's primary wholesale and distribution point.


Wealth: US$912 billion

Population: 731,095

Frankfurt is home to the 11th largest stock exchange and is one of the world's most important financial centres. With over 922 jobs per 1,000 inhabitants, Frankfurt has the highest concentration of jobs in Germany.


Wealth: US$860 billion

Population: 10,843,285

Paris, is the most important center of economic activity in France, accounting for about thirty percent of the French GDP. Paris’s economy is largely a tertiary, or services, economy. After Brexit, the European Banking Authority was relocated to Paris.

Note: “Total wealth” refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals living in each city. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equities, business interests) less any liabilities. Government funds are being excluded from the figures.