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Cities that matter most to world's wealthiest

Last updated on: March 13, 2013 07:40 IST

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Real estate firm Knight Frank is out with its annual Wealth Report, which is jam-packed with data on how the world's wealthiest people spend money on real estate, according to Business Insider.

The report includes a section on the global cities that matter the most to high-net-worth individuals, defined as people with $30 million or more in net assets, it says.

It's based on four criteria: economic activity, political power, quality of life and knowledge and influence.

Let's take a look at cities that are favourite of world's wealthiest.

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Image: A view of Unesco protected medieval city of Cesky Krumlov, 160km south from Prague, the Czech Republic.
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New York City, United States

Economic activity: 1

Political power: 7

Quality of life: 6

Knowledge and influence: 2

Global rank: 1

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London, United Kingdom

Economic activity: 2

Political power: 5

Quality of life: 8

Knowledge and influence: 1

Global rank: 2

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Image: Debutantes Maria Austin, Amelia Simmons, Sophie Bonello, Zoe Rawson, and Georgina Riddle attend a dress-fitting for Queen Charlotte's Ball in central London.
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Paris, France

Economic activity: 4

Political power: 8

Quality of life: 11

Knowledge and influence: 4

Global rank: 3

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Image: A woman walks past tramways at the Porte de la Chapelle terminus in Paris.
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Tokyo, Japan

Economic activity: 3

Political power: 6

Quality of life: 23

Knowledge and influence: 13

Global rank: 4

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Image: A woman works at a shopping district in Tokyo.
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Economic activity: 7

Political power: 10

Quality of life: 26

Knowledge and influence: 6

Global rank: 5

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Singapore, Singapore

Economic activity: 8

Political power: 23

Quality of life: 22

Knowledge and influence: 3

Global rank: 6

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Image: A woman performs a pole dancing routine during a competition in Singapore.
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Sydney, Australia

Economic activity: 17

Political power: 12

Quality of life: 3

Knowledge and influence: 7

Global rank: 7

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Image: A woman enjoys the waves as her friend takes pictures on a cold and rainy Christmas day on Bondi Beach in Sydney.
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Washington, DC, United States

Economic activity: 14

Political power: 1

Quality of life: 19

Knowledge and influence: 23

Global rank: 8

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Image: Sabrina Hatch of Idaho practices her handstand underneath sprinklers at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
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Toronto, Canada

Economic activity: 12

Political power: 15

Quality of life: 4

Knowledge and influence: 15

Global rank: 9

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Image: A woman carries shopping bags during the Christmas shopping season in Toronto.
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Zurich, Switzerland

Economic activity: 11

Political power: 24

Quality of life: 1

Knowledge and influence: 22

Global rank: 10

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Image: People enjoy the sunny spring weather as they sit on the banks of Lake Zurich in Zurich.
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Berlin, Germany

Economic activity: 10

Political power: 4

Quality of life: 18

Knowledge and influence: 9

Global rank: 11

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Image: A girl in a transparent face veil attends the international tourism industry fair in Berlin.
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Brussels, Belgium

Economic activity: 27

Political power: 3

Quality of life: 25

Knowledge and influence: 21

Global rank: 12

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Image: People help each other to cross a square during strong wind in central Brussels.
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Seoul, South Korea

Economic activity: 28

Political power: 11

Quality of life: 28

Knowledge and influence: 10

Global rank: 13

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Image: Performers in traditional Korean costumes dance at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul.
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Boston, United States

Economic activity: 19

Political power: 25

Quality of life: 24

Knowledge and influence: 5

Global rank: 14

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Beijing, China

Economic activity: 6

Political power: 2

Quality of life: 40

Knowledge and influence: 27

Global rank: 15

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Vancouver, Canada

Economic activity: 38

Political power: 19

Quality of life: 7

Knowledge and influence: 16

Global rank: 16

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Chicago, United States

Economic activity: 13

Political power: 29

Quality of life: 20

Knowledge and influence: 14

Global rank: 17

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Vienna, Austria

Economic activity: 23

Political power: 27

Quality of life: 13

Knowledge and influence: 8

Global rank: 18

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Image: Dancers from the Young Ladies' Committee take photographs as they get ready prior to the opening ceremony at the traditional Opera Ball in Vienna.
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Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Economic activity: 16

Political power: 26

Quality of life: 14

Knowledge and influence: 19

Global rank: 19

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Image: A woman rides her bicycle through the orange-decorated Orion street in Amsterdam.
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Los Angeles, United States

Economic activity: 21

Political power: 30

Quality of life: 15

Knowledge and influence: 10

Global rank: 20

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Stockholm, Sweden

Economic activity: 22

Political power: 28

Quality of life: 9

Knowledge and influence: 18

Global rank: 21

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Image: A visitor feeds bread to seagulls during a snowstorm in Stockholm.
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Melbourne, Australia

Economic activity: 30

Political power: 35

Quality of life: 2

Knowledge and influence: 12

Global rank: 22

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Image: Women cover themselves from the rain in Melbourne.
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Frankfurt, Germany

Economic activity: 9

Political power: 33

Quality of life: 5

Knowledge and influence: 36

Global rank: 23

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Shanghai, China

Economic activity: 5

Political power: 17

Quality of life: 39

Knowledge and influence: 35

Global rank: 24

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San Francisco, United States

Economic activity: 15

Political power: 34

Quality of life: 27

Knowledge and influence: 20

Global rank: 25

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Miami, United States

Economic activity: 29

Political power: 20

Quality of life: 17

Knowledge and influence: 34

Global rank: 26

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Geneva, Switzerland

Economic activity: 26

Political power: 38

Quality of life: 10

Knowledge and influence: 24

Global rank: 27

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Oslo, Norway

Economic activity: 20

Political power: 32

Quality of life: 21

Knowledge and influence: 32

Global rank: 28


Image: A woman poses for a picture in front of the Oslo Opera House.
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