Taipei 8th in city rankings for world’s super rich

Focus Taipei
Date: 2019/03/09
By: Chung Yu-chen 

Taipei, March 9 (CNA) Taipei was listed 8th in terms of its number of mega-rich residents, individuals worth a minimum of US$30 million, according to Knight Frank’s 2019 Wealth Report released this week.

According to Knight Frank, a real estate consultancy, the top spot in 2018 was taken by London (4,944), followed by Tokyo (3,732), Singapore (3,598), New York (3,378), Beijing (1,673), Paris (1,667), Seoul (1,594), Taipei (1,519), Zurich (1,507) and Sao Paulo (1,352).

Despite Brexit, London is listed as the biggest hub for billionaires, including members of the billionaire Rausing family, who own packaging company Tetra Laval, and Chelsea neighborhood landowner Charles Cadogan, the report said.

“Hard Brexit, no Brexit, Brexit-lite: whatever the outcome, London will remain the leading global wealth centre in 2019,” it added.    [FULL  STORY]

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