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Old 09-30-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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For you list lovers, Forbes just came out with its list of the 400 richest Americans. Forbes Welcome

I compiled the list by CSAs (so San Francisco = San Fran/San Jose, Washington = Washington and Baltimore, etc.). I'm not guaranteeing that these are 100% correct, but here's what I've come up with: (note some Americans live abroad so you'll see London, Hong Kong, etc.)

Ranked by number of billionaires:
1 New York 82
2 San Francisco 54
3 Los Angeles 34
4 Miami 27
5 Dallas 19
6 Chicago 15
7 Houston 12
8 Washington DC 10
9 Seattle 9
10 Atlanta 9
11 Phoenix 7
12 Las Vegas 7
13 Boston 6
14 Milwaukee 6
15 Philadelphia 4
16 Naples 4
17 Denver 4
18 Detroit 4
19 Bentonville 3
20 Austin 3
21 Oklahoma City 3
22 Jackson 3
23 Portland 3
24 Kalamazoo 3
25 Tampa 3
26 Minneapolis 3
27 Nashville 3
28 Sheridan 2
29 Tulsa 2
30 Knoxville 2
31 Omaha 2
32 Santa Barbara 2
33 Columbia 2
34 St. Louis 2
35 Indianapolis 2
36 Grand Rapids 2
37 Raleigh 2
38 Missoula 2
39 Temple 1
40 Cincinnati 1
41 Redding 1
42 Birchwood 1
43 Little Rock 1
44 Buffalo 1
45 Youngstown 1
46 Chattanooga 1
47 San Antonio 1
48 Fort Collins 1
49 Charleston 1
50 Daytona Beach 1
51 Livingston 1
52 Nanjing 1
53 Virginia Beach 1
54 Hong Kong 1
55 Eau Claire 1
56 Honolulu 1
57 Salt Lake City 1
58 New Orleans 1
59 San Diego 1
60 Bozeman 1
61 Lexington 1
62 Columbus 1
63 Sheboygan 1
64 Des Moines 1
65 Springfield 1
66 Bloomington 1
67 London 1
68 Cleveland 1
69 Wichita 1
70 Pittsburgh 1
71 Charlotte 1
72 Kansas City 1
73 Providence 1
74 Scone 1
75 Madison 1
76 Memphis 1

Ranked by Net Worth:
1 New York $468.8
2 San Francisco $342.2
3 Seattle $175.1
4 Los Angeles $148.5
5 Miami $102.7
6 Dallas $101.5
7 Bentonville $67.6
8 Omaha $65.8
9 Jackson $55.5
10 Washington DC $52.4
11 Houston $51.6
12 Atlanta $46.8
13 Chicago $44.4
14 Wichita $41.0
15 Las Vegas $40.9
16 Denver $37.5
17 Boston $36.0
18 Portland $29.3
19 Sheridan $27.0
20 Austin $24.4
21 Phoenix $23.2
22 Milwaukee $19.2
23 London $17.7
24 Oklahoma City $17.6
25 St. Louis $15.4
26 Nashville $15.2
27 Naples $14.8
28 Grand Rapids $13.5
29 Detroit $13.2
30 Tulsa $12.3
31 Columbia $12.1
32 Raleigh $11.5
33 San Antonio $10.7
34 Philadelphia $10.3
35 Eau Claire $9.2
36 Scone $9.0
37 Minneapolis $8.4
38 Kalamazoo $8.0
39 Honolulu $8.0
40 Missoula $7.9
41 Columbus $7.6
42 Sheboygan $7.4
43 Tampa $7.0
44 Santa Barbara $6.8
45 Bloomington $5.8
46 Indianapolis $5.1
47 Knoxville $4.9
48 Buffalo $4.0
49 Springfield $3.9
50 Redding $3.6
51 Memphis $3.5
52 Cincinnati $3.4
53 San Diego $3.4
54 Virginia Beach $3.2
55 Nanjing $3.0
56 Des Moines $3.0
57 Livingston $3.0
58 Bozeman $3.0
59 Birchwood $3.0
60 Charlotte $2.8
61 Madison $2.6
62 Pittsburgh $2.5
63 Little Rock $2.5
64 Lexington $2.3
65 Fort Collins $2.3
66 New Orleans $2.2
67 Chattanooga $2.2
68 Kansas City $2.2
69 Cleveland $2.1
70 Charleston $2.1
71 Daytona Beach $2.0
72 Providence $2.0
73 Youngstown $1.9
74 Temple $1.8
75 Salt Lake City $1.8
76 Hong Kong $1.8
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Seattle comes in at #9 for the number of billionaires, but at #3 for their collective net worth. Those are some powerful players!

The other surprising observation is that Chicago comes in at #6 with 15 billionaires, yet is ranked at #13 for their aggregate net worth. Obviously you have surprising figures for the second list given that some ultra-wealthy individuals have far more capital than multiple billionaires, but it's still interesting to see the trends.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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We need states attached for some of these cities.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Originally Posted by Mutiny77 View Post
We need states attached for some of these cities.
I have states, but they don't necessarily correspond to the CSA's, since some CSA's cross state lines. But for what it's worth:

Sorted by # of billionaires:
1 CA 92
2 NY 70
3 TX 36
4 FL 35
5 IL 14
6 WI 10
7 WA 10
8 GA 9
9 MI 9
10 TN 8
11 AZ 7
12 NV 7
13 CT 7
14 MD 7
15 NJ 6
16 MA 6
17 CO 5
18 OK 5
19 WY 5
20 PA 5
21 MO 5
22 AR 4
23 VA 4
24 IN 4
25 MT 4
26 MN 3
27 OH 3
28 NC 3
29 KS 2
30 OR 2
31 NE 2
32 Australia 1
33 IA 1
34 Hong Kong 1
35 KY 1
36 SC 1
37 UT 1
38 China 1
39 UK 1
40 RI 1
41 HI 1
42 LA 1
Grand Total 400


By Net worth:
1 CA $504.5
2 NY $394.1
3 TX $190.0
4 WA $178.1
5 FL $126.5
6 WY $82.5
7 AR $70.1
8 NE $65.8
9 GA $46.8
10 CT $44.6
11 KS $43.2
12 IL $41.9
13 WI $41.4
14 NV $40.9
15 CO $39.8
16 MA $36.0
17 MI $34.7
18 NJ $34.1
19 VA $31.8
20 MO $31.4
21 OK $29.9
22 TN $27.9
23 OR $26.3
24 MD $23.8
25 AZ $23.2
26 UK $17.7
27 NC $14.3
28 MT $13.9
29 IN $13.4
30 OH $12.9
31 PA $12.8
32 Australia $9.0
33 MN $8.4
34 HI $8.0
35 China $3.0
36 IA $3.0
37 KY $2.3
38 LA $2.2
39 SC $2.1
40 RI $2.0
41 UT $1.8
42 Hong Kong $1.8
Grand Total $2,337.6
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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I have states, but they don't necessarily correspond to the CSA's, since some CSA's cross state lines.
No, I was saying that all of the cities on the list aren't readily recognizable without the state attached, or there's more than one city with the same name.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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No, I was saying that all of the cities on the list aren't readily recognizable without the state attached, or there's more than one city with the same name.
Ah I see. Unfortunately I can't edit my post but here are some ones that may be confusing:
Bentonville, AR
Jackson, WY
Sheridan, WY
Columbia, MO
Temple, TX
Redding, CA
Birchwood, WI
Charleston, SC
Lexington, KY
Livingston, MT
Springfield, MO
Bloomington, IN
Sheboygan, WI
Kalamazoo, MI
Missoula, MT
Scone, Australia
Eau Claire, WI
Naples, FL
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:24 PM
 
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Ah I see. Unfortunately I can't edit my post but here are some ones that may be confusing:
Bentonville, AR
Jackson, WY
Sheridan, WY
Columbia, MO
Temple, TX
Redding, CA
Birchwood, WI
Charleston, SC
Lexington, KY
Livingston, MT
Springfield, MO
Bloomington, IN
Sheboygan, WI
Kalamazoo, MI
Missoula, MT
Scone, Australia
Eau Claire, WI
Naples, FL
Actually, most of those cities are quite recognizable without noting their state.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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These are cool lists Thank you for taking the time to create them. I was wondering about some of these stats myself.

I think Bentonville/NW Arkansas is the heaviest hitter based on population relative to billionare worth. I've got to imagine being the home of the Walton family comes with some major philanthropy perks.

I think Omaha would be next most impressive because of Mr. Buffet.

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Old 09-30-2015, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Chicago has 15 billionaires, but the state of Illinois has 14 billionaires. I don't get it.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:44 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Chicago has 15 billionaires, but the state of Illinois has 14 billionaires. I don't get it.
Chicago CSA includes parts of Indiana and Wisconsin, so that billionaire probably lives in one of those two places.
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