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RankCountryCityScoreBillionairesT2000 CompaniesMarket Value ($B)Difference 2015-16
1United StatesNew York Metropolitain Area99.751151034,742.40
2United KingdomLondon89.2885731,878.00
3United StatesSan Francisco Bay Area87.7172563,564.02
4ChinaBeijing JingJinji85.4759721,970.3-1
5JapanTokyo Greater Area84.67211382,150.0-1
6Hong KongHong Kong82.3267551,033.91
7ChinaShanghai Yangtze River Delta80.837740802.45
8FranceParis80.4149561,423.6-2
9ChinaGuangzhou Pearl River Delta74.545429696.31
10South KoreaSeoul Capital Area74.292960683.1-1
11United StatesLos Angeles Metropolitan Area71.54821676.1-3
12RussiaMoscow69.745815265.1-1
13IndiaMumbai67.353225417.71
14United StatesChicago Metropolitan Area 67.251735882.40
15United StatesDallas-Forth Worth66.282222966.34
16TaiwanTaipei64.132032258.7-1
17SwitzerlandZurich64.052222475.419
18CanadaToronto62.71919556.10
19United StatesHouston62.531326607.13
20United StatesMiami Metropolitan Area60.582910209.03
21SingaporeSingapore60.282117217.4-1
22United StatesAtlanta59.53919741.72
23United StatesBoston Metropolitan Area59.351118579.75
24United StatesSeattle58.391110938.89
25CanadaMontreal58.081714240.00
26SwedenStockholm58.011019399.40
27AustraliaSydney57.821019374.40
28United StatesMinneapolis57.36717639.47
29TurkeyIstanbul57.1826972.81
30SpainMadrid57.151117310.5-1
31United StatesWashington56.88819384.00
32ThailandBangkok56.151415158.40
33GermanyRhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region55.881013376.0-16
34JapanKyoto-Osaka-Kobe55.51035443.8-12
35BrazilSao Paulo55.411511175.2-14
36MexicoMexico City54.9119383.66
37United StatesPhiladelphia54.34714344.46
38GermanyMunich54.331010329.10
39IndiaNew Delhi54.321412112.0-5
40ItalyMilan54.2618898.81
41IrelandDublin53.61418325.6-2
42MalaysiaKuala Lumpur52.91715182.1-2
43United StatesDenver52.89912179.02
44AustraliaMelbourne52.17610341.42
45Saudi ArabiaRiyadh52.14515220.0-7
46CanadaCalgary52612248.0-2
47SwitzerlandBasel51.5157497.77
48United Arab EmiratesDubai51.1714765.510
49ChinaFuzhou50.6614583.925
50PhilippinesManila50.1911870.72
51SwitzerlandGeneva50.0214480.1-3
52IsraelTel Aviv49.9781095.7-2
53United StatesDetroit49.5269161.54
54NetherlandsAmsterdam49.47510173.410
55BelgiumBrussels49.15211300.44
56ChileSantiago49.0410852.6-3
57GermanyFrankfurt48.877137.9-6
58IndonesiaJakarta48.6512469.4-9
59United StatesPhoenix48.479769.08
60JapanNagoya48.26014316.3-13
61FinlandHelsinki47.7358129.44
62United StatesOmaha47.4824472.0-2
63ItalyRome47.2147170.50
64United StatesSt Louis47.0247160.07
65BrazilRio de Janeiro46.889471.6-11
66GermanyMannheim46.6663188.2-5
67IndiaBangalore46.6510364.11
68NorwayOslo46.115783.72
69United StatesCleveland45.9538123.127
70United StatesLas Vegas45.858460.6-8
71South AfricaJohannesburg45.738112.3-2
72United StatesCincinnati45.6908314.03
73United StatesCharlotte45.2715303.40
74DenmarkCopenhagen4508260.82
75United StatesIndianapolis44.9825210.522
76United StatesNashville44.9645115.97
77ChinaChengdu44.5812210.7-11
78United StatesSan Diego44.526151.9-6
79United StatesPittsburgh44.4727124.33
80SwitzerlandLausanne44.4132241.8120
81United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi44.392898.7-1
82United StatesColumbus44.2918141.14
83NetherlandsThe Hague43.905294.710
84QatarDoha43.751996.27
85SpainBarcelona43.743682.0-7
86CanadaVancouver43.446439.38
87GermanyHamburg43.49222.6-10
88United StatesHartford43.2906217.2-1
89GermanyStuttgart43.034393.9-34
90IndiaKolkata42.94467.9-2
91AustraliaPerth42.885362.6-6
92United StatesRichmond42.7806188.67
93United StatesSan Antonio42.724546.8-9
94South AfricaCape Town42.573486.5-5
95MonacoMonaco42.311400.024
96United StatesBentonville42.2221215.7-6
97United StatesTampa42.164535.818
98United StatesMilwaukee42.1308107.814
99MexicoMonterrey41.992579.7-4
100SwedenGoteborg41.935340.920
101United StatesPortland41.5241100.1
102NigeriaLagos41.215418.620
103SwitzerlandLucerne416224.05
104AustriaVienna40.72635.35
105SpainLa Coruna40.6331103.25
106BermudaHamilton40.481741.2-4
107United StatesGreensboro40.3404135.653
108LuxembourgLuxembourg City40.271566.4-2
109United StatesJackson39.847111.056
110ChinaWuhan39.783426.4-10
111GermanyHannover39.752360.6-30
112TaiwanHsinchu39.7203139.6-9
113United StatesOklahoma City39.73337.3-2
114GermanyNuremberg39.633336.218
115IndiaPune39.545218.09
116United StatesMemphis39.481385.45
117NetherlandsRotterdam39.3611137.2-25
118United StatesRaleigh39.262436.048
119ColombiaBogota39.172434.6-1
120GermanyBerlin38.995212.815
121PolandWarsaw38.882430.412
122ArgentinaBuenos Aires38.875211.85
123United StatesAustin38.755120.0-7
124SwitzerlandBern38.532337.851
125United StatesBaltimore38.373230.85
126United StatesNorfolk38.051352.922
127GermanyBielefeld38.05900.032
128United StatesKalamazoo38.013140.839
129NetherlandsEindhoven381270.58
130Saudi ArabiaJeddah37.962329.68
131KazakhstanAlmaty37.85711.114
132United StatesTulsa37.72326.3-19
133United StatesLouisville37.680378.5-5
134Czech RepublicPrague37.61519.80
135United StatesKansas City37.191338.5-18
136PeruLima36.943215.2-18
137United StatesProvidence36.891334.2-22
138PortugalLisbon36.881334.15
139IndiaAhmedabad36.87611.41
140EgyptCairo36.87515.5-11
141TaiwanTaichung36.842317.4-10
142ChinaUrumqi36.71331.7
143United StatesJacksonville36.640356.73
144United StatesMidland36.580274.06
145MoroccoCasablanca36.572315.1-9
146IndiaHyderabad36.52314.6-20
147United StatesNaples36.5513.9
148United KingdomNewbury36.170187.35
149GermanyMelsungen35.84700.0
150United KingdomBristol35.831149.37
GreeceAthens35.80612.7-10
United StatesFayetteville35.761232.6
United StatesHarrisburg35.750342.2
ChinaChangsha35.732216.6-47
United StatesAllentown35.670256.6
ItalyTurin35.60255.5
KuwaitKuwait City35.520427.0-53
GermanyWolfsburg35.50173.1
United KingdomEdinburgh35.390252.0
SpainValencia35.353111.6
United StatesBoise35.273111.1
TaiwanKaohsiung City35.250335.4
United StatesRochester35.240249.7
LebanonBeirut35.11324.5
ChinaShenyang34.81318.4
TurkeyAnkara34.77318.2
United StatesChattanooga34.75318.1
ItalyTreviso34.56600.0
VenezuelaCaracas34.45233.7-47
VietnamHanoi34.391310.9
NorwayStavanger34.370153.6
TaiwanTaoyuan34.280324.6
RussiaSt. Petersburg34.192114.0
ChinaHefei34.16315.4
AustraliaBrisbane34.031216.0
United StatesSpringfield341126.2
ChinaRenhuai33.980147.9
United StatesDes Moines33.751214.1
SpainBilbao33.70144.1
PortugalPorto33.55224.5
ChinaChongqing33.480317.8
United StatesBirmingham33.340226.5
RussiaSurgut33.251119.7
FranceClermont-Ferrand33.241119.6
United StatesKnoxville33.22218.4
United KingdomCambridge33.161119.0
FranceLille33.12500.0
SwitzerlandGstaad33.12500.0
ChinaZhengzhou32.99129.7
JapanMinamitsuru32.910134.9
United StatesBuffalo32.910222.7
United StatesSalt Lake City32.89129.2
DenmarkHumleb?k32.741116.0
JapanHamamatsu32.630220.5
SwitzerlandSt. Gallen32.61127.9
DenmarkAarhus32.541114.7
RussiaKrasnodar32.521114.6
ChinaLinayungang32.441114.1
United StatesNew Orleans32.31113.3
ChinaXi'an32.230217.6
IndiaDehradun32.190127.8
RussiaTarko-Sale32.190127.8
IndonesiaBandung32.140127.4
JapanFukuoka32.12039.5
United StatesBattle Creek32.040126.5
ChinaYunfu32.020126.4
United StatesDavenport31.990126.1
TaiwanTainan31.980215.9
United StatesToledo31.770124.3
ItalyTrieste31.740124.1
ChinaPuning31.671110.0
GermanyMontabaur31.65119.9
United StatesCorning31.610123.1
ItalyModena31.59212.8
United StatesWarsaw31.570122.8
HungaryBudapest31.550213.4
SwitzerlandSchaffhausen31.450121.9
United StatesFindlay31.450121.9
Isle of ManDouglas31.44400.0
ItalyParma31.44400.0
United StatesRacine31.44400.0
United KingdomPerth31.40121.5
CanadaSaint John's31.38118.7
United KingdomGillingham31.310120.9
United StatesMadison31.16117.8
ChinaHarbin31.150211.3
United KingdomCardiff31.11117.6
South KoreaPohang31.020118.9
JapanSapporo31.01122.8
GermanyKarlsruhe31117.2
SwitzerlandBiel30.970118.6
ChinaQingdao30.870210.0
CanadaAurora30.760117.3
United StatesMonroe30.730117.1
United StatesWichita30.72116.2
BrazilBrasilia30.710117.0
SwitzerlandMahon30.640116.6
AustriaGraz30.56115.7
IrelandTralee30.560116.1
IndiaBaroda30.53115.6
ChinaBaotou30.50115.8
ChinaYibin30.480115.7
NetherlandsWillemstad30.480115.7
ChinaSuqian30.450115.5
ChinaBinzhou30.43115.3
ChinaWeifang30.4115.2
Saudi ArabiaMecca30.390115.2
FranceLimoges30.380115.1
CanadaSaskatoon30.360115.0
ChinaDatong30.360115.0
IndiaChennai30.35121.6
South KoreaDaejeon30.320114.8
JapanSendai30.28027.6
United StatesBenton Harbor30.260114.5
United StatesCalhoun30.260114.5
ChinaAnshan30.19114.6
JapanHiroshima30.19027.3
JapanTakasaki30.08026.9
ChinaWuhu City30.050113.4
ChinaHohhot30.020113.3
United StatesWinona300113.2
DenmarkSilkeborg29.95114.0
United StatesBurlington29.840112.4
ChinaBoshan29.770112.1
United StatesCedar Rapids29.680111.7
NetherlandsAlphen aan den Rijn29.660111.6
United StatesRoanoke29.660111.6
BahrainManama29.59025.4
United StatesKingsport29.590111.3
RussiaAlmetyevsk29.570111.2
United KingdomLeicester29.470110.8
Channel IslandsJersey29.46112.9
ChinaShantou29.43300.0
ChinaTaizhou29.43300.0
IsraelNetanya29.43300.0
JapanKeihanshin29.43300.0
RussiaYekaterinburg29.43300.0
RussiaCherepovets29.370110.4
United KingdomManchester29.370110.4
NetherlandsHeerlen29.350110.3
United KingdomDunstable29.320110.2
JapanKawasakai29.30110.1
South AfricaDurban29.30110.1
United StatesEl Paso29.3112.6
United StatesMelbourne29.270110.0
IndonesiaKediri29.22019.8
ChinaDalian29.19019.7
ChinaXiamen29.19019.7
JapanAki29.19019.7
United StatesBowie29.19019.7
ChinaKunming29.17019.6
United StatesColumbia29.14019.5
South KoreaBusan29.13024.2
TurkeyTepebasi29.09019.3
ColombiaMedellin29019.0
United KingdomWarrington29019.0
ItalyVerona28.91023.7
United KingdomYork28.83018.4
RussiaLipetsk28.8018.3
RussiaMirny28.8018.3
United KingdomLuton28.8018.3
United StatesOrlando28.71018.0
ChinaTaian28.65017.8
South KoreaJeongseon28.65017.8
PhilippinesCebu City28.62017.7
PolandPlock28.62017.7
South KoreaUlsan28.62017.7
Saudi ArabiaDammam28.46017.2
United KingdomBirmingham28.46017.2
SwedenMalmo28.39017.0
United StatesReno28.39017.0
United KingdomCirencester28.36016.9
ItalySondrio28.31022.5
United KingdomNorthampton28.25016.6
RussiaUfa28.18016.4
United KingdomLeeds28.18016.4
AustriaLinz28.14016.3
ChinaGuixi28.14016.3
FranceQuimper28.14016.3
FranceMetz28.11016.2
JapanSuwa28.11016.2
ChinaJining27.99015.9
ChinaHaikou27.95015.8
MaltaValletta27.95015.8
BrazilPorto Alegre27.89110.7
JordanAmman27.84015.5
JapanShizuoka27.79015.4
BrazilCama?ari27.71015.2
ChinaJinzhou 27.58014.9
PakistanIslamabad27.58014.9
GermanyKassel27.54014.8
JapanNumazu27.44014.6
CanadaStellarton27.4014.5
ChinaTongling27.2014.1
RussiaKrasnoyarsk27.15014.0
AustraliaGold Coast26.88200.0
Channel IslandsGuernsey26.88200.0
ChinaHulin26.88200.0
ChinaRizhao26.88200.0
ChinaWenzhou26.88200.0
FranceBordeaux26.88200.0
FranceLyon26.88200.0
GermanyBruchsal26.88200.0
GermanyKuenzelsau26.88200.0
GermanyRheda-Wiedenbr?ck26.88200.0
GermanyUlm26.88200.0
IndonesiaKudus26.88200.0
New ZealandAuckland26.88200.0
SpainPalma de Majorca26.88200.0
SwitzerlandLugano26.88200.0
UkraineKiev26.88200.0
United KingdomStoke-on-Trent26.88200.0
United StatesCisco26.88200.0
United StatesHobe Sound26.88200.0
United StatesMissoula26.88200.0
United StatesSanta Barbara26.88200.0
CanadaQu?bec26.82013.4
AustraliaBendigo26.76013.3
TaiwanMiaoli26.76013.3
ChinaTaiyuan26.64013.1
ItalyBologna26.64013.1
Puerto RicoSan Juan26.64013.1
Saudi ArabiaRabigh26.58013.0
JapanMito26.44012.8
United StatesGreen Bay26.38012.7
BrazilBelo Horizonte26.31012.6
JapanKumamoto26.31012.6
OmanMuscat26.31012.6
JapanShimonoseki26.23012.5
ItalyReggio Emilia26.16012.4
JapanNagano26.16012.4
PakistanKarachi26.16012.4
United StatesEl Dorado26.16012.4
United KingdomNewcastle-upon-Tyne26.08012.3
ItalySiena26.01012.2
JapanMatsuyama26.01012.2
JapanOkayama26.01012.2
RomaniaCluj-Napoca25.84012.0
JapanToyama25.75011.9
United StatesLincoln25.66011.8
JapanNiigata25.15011.3
JapanMatsue24.91011.1
JapanUtsunomiya24.78011.0
JapanTakamatsu24.7010.9
JapanFukushima24.58010.9
JapanKanazawa24.58010.9
South KoreaJeonju24.5010.8
IndiaManipal24.41010.8
ItalyGenoa24.31010.7
IndiaMangalore24.2010.6
VenezuelaMaracaibo23.77010.4
AlgeriaAlgiers23.23100.0
AngolaLuanda23.23100.0
AustriaFuschl23.23100.0
AustriaSalzburg23.23100.0
BahamasNassau23.23100.0
BelgiumCharleroi23.23100.0
BelgiumGhent23.23100.0
BrazilCuritiba23.23100.0
BrazilFortaleza23.23100.0
BrazilManaus23.23100.0
British Virgin IslandsNecker Island23.23100.0
CanadaEdmonton23.23100.0
CanadaFlorenceville23.23100.0
CanadaGuelp23.23100.0
CanadaHalifax23.23100.0
CanadaHamilton23.23100.0
CanadaNew Glasgow23.23100.0
CanadaOttawa23.23100.0
CanadaWindsor23.23100.0
CanadaWinnipeg23.23100.0
Cayman IslandsGeorgetown23.23100.0
Channel IslandsSark23.23100.0
ChinaAnshun23.23100.0
ChinaChaozhou23.23100.0
ChinaDandong23.23100.0
ChinaHeze23.23100.0
ChinaJinan23.23100.0
ChinaLanzhou23.23100.0
ChinaLinyi23.23100.0
ChinaLongkou23.23100.0
ChinaNanping23.23100.0
ChinaNanyang23.23100.0
ChinaQuzhou23.23100.0
ChinaRuzhou23.23100.0
ChinaTonghua23.23100.0
ChinaWuhu23.23100.0
ChinaXinxiang23.23100.0
ChinaYingkou23.23100.0
CyprusNicosia23.23100.0
DenmarkBillund23.23100.0
DenmarkHaderslev23.23100.0
Dominican RepublicLa Romana23.23100.0
FinlandKirkkonummi23.23100.0
FranceCherbourg23.23100.0
FranceCluses23.23100.0
FranceFlorensac23.23100.0
FranceLa Gacilly23.23100.0
FranceLaval23.23100.0
FranceLe-Bar-sur-Loup23.23100.0
FranceMarseille23.23100.0
FranceMassignac23.23100.0
FranceSaint-Malo23.23100.0
GeorgiaTbilisi23.23100.0
GermanyAllendorf23.23100.0
GermanyAurich23.23100.0
GermanyBremen23.23100.0
GermanyCoburg23.23100.0
GermanyDuderstadt23.23100.0
GermanyHaiger23.23100.0
GermanyKiel23.23100.0
GermanyLeipzig23.23100.0
GermanyNeckarsulm23.23100.0-1
GermanyOhningen23.23100.0
GermanyOsnabruck23.23100.0
GermanyOtto Philipp Braun23.23100.0
GermanySt. Wendel23.23100.0
GermanyStraelen23.23100.0
GermanyWurzburg23.23100.0
IndiaCochin23.23100.0
IndiaHisar23.23100.0
IndiaThrissur23.23100.0
IndonesiaMedan23.23100.0
IndonesiaSurabaya23.23100.0
ItalyCasette D'ete23.23100.0
ItalySant Elpidio A Mare23.23100.0
ItalyTombolo23.23100.0
ItalyTorino23.23100.0
ItalyVenice23.23100.0
JapanKiryu City23.23100.0
KazakhstanAstana23.23100.0
LiechtensteinVaduz23.23100.0
MalaysiaJeram23.23100.0
MalaysiaSibu23.23100.0
MalaysiaTawau23.23100.0
NepalKathmandu23.23100.0
NetherlandsGorinchem23.23100.0
NetherlandsVorden23.23100.0
NorwayKverva23.23100.0
NorwayTrondheim23.23100.0
NorwayVettre23.23100.0
PolandKielce23.23100.0
RomaniaBucharest23.23100.0
RussiaMagnitogorsk23.23100.0
RussiaSolikamsk23.23100.0
SwitzerlandArosa23.23100.0
SwitzerlandBulle23.23100.0
SwitzerlandClarens23.23100.0
SwitzerlandDavos23.23100.0
SwitzerlandFribourg23.23100.0
SwitzerlandMartigny23.23100.0
SwitzerlandRolle23.23100.0
TaiwanDouliu City23.23100.0
TanzaniaDar es Salaam23.23100.0
Turks and CaicosProvinciales23.23100.0
UkraineDonetsk23.23100.0
United KingdomAberdeen23.23100.0
United KingdomAberdyfi23.23100.0
United KingdomChester23.23100.0
United KingdomGloucestershire23.23100.0
United KingdomLiverpool23.23100.0
United KingdomNottingham23.23100.0
United KingdomWadhurst23.23100.0
United StatesAfton23.23100.0
United StatesAspen23.23100.0
United StatesBelgrade23.23100.0
United StatesBig Horn23.23100.0
United StatesBirchwood23.23100.0
United StatesBloomington23.23100.0
United StatesBozeman23.23100.0
United StatesBrookville23.23100.0
United StatesCape Coral23.23100.0
United StatesCharleston23.23100.0
United StatesChico23.23100.01
United StatesDaytona Beach23.23100.0
United StatesEau Claire23.23100.0
United StatesFort Lauderdale23.23100.0
United StatesGrand Rapids23.23100.0
United StatesHanover23.23100.0
United StatesHolland23.23100.0
United StatesHonolulu23.23100.0
United StatesIslamorada23.23100.0
United StatesKohler23.23100.0
United StatesLakeland23.23100.0
United StatesLewisburg23.23100.0
United StatesLexington23.23100.0
United StatesLiberty23.23100.0
United StatesLittle Rock23.23100.0
United StatesLivingston23.23100.0
United StatesMankato23.23100.0
United StatesMarathon23.23100.0
United StatesNorwich23.23100.0
United StatesOld Lyme23.23100.0
United StatesPottsville23.23100.0
United StatesRedding23.23100.0
United StatesSan Juan Islands23.23100.0
United StatesSanta Cruz23.23100.0
United StatesSheridan23.23100.0
United StatesSioux Falls23.23100.0
United StatesSpringdale23.23100.0
United StatesStockton23.23100.0
United StatesTemple23.23100.0
United StatesThe Plains23.23100.0
United StatesYoungstown23.23100.0
MexicoCuliacan23.07010.2

The Economic Power Index is our measure of wealth of cities around the world. It’s a balance between where the wealthy reside, and where they create their wealth; where the billionaires live and where the leading public companies in the world are headquartered. The two are not necessarily the same; an important disparity can exist between cities on this point. Our ranking highlights the importance of a city in the global economy and its access to key actors.

This year, ranking might have also been influenced by the rising U.S. dollar in comparison to other currencies. European countries have not done great, but this can be attributed to both drops in the currency and economic slowdown. With the U.S. dollar being our base currency, this can explain some of the variation experienced this year.

All information is expressed in USD. The data has been collected in fall 2016.

Cities have been regrouped into major metropolitan or economic areas e.g. San Jose was counted into San Francisco Bay Area. They respect the geographic and administrative definition given by their government.

Billionaire Residents

The data has been taken from numerous sources (mostly from Forbes), but all of it requires them to produce a name (if not a face) to each billionaire. The individuals having more than one place of residence were attributed to the most likely city in which they would reside and conduct business. Missing data regarding the city of residence was researched individually.

Global 2000 Public Companies

The data was taken exclusively from Forbes. Missing data regarding the location of the headquarters was researched individually.

Billionaire Residents

Most of the data was taken from Forbes 2016 List of World’s Billionaires.

http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/


Others per taken from local sources.

For the UK: Sunday Times Rich List 2016

For Australia: BRW List of 200 Richest 2016

For France: Challenges France Wealthiest 2016

For Canada: Canadian Business: Canada’s Richest People


Global 2000 Public Companies

Forbes 2016 World’s Biggest Public Companies

http://www.forbes.com/global2000/