New Delhi: India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to 45,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, is the wealthiest city in the country with total wealth of $820 billion, says a report.
According to New World Wealth, Mumbai is followed by Delhi and Bengaluru at the second and third place respectively.
Total wealth refers to the private wealth held by all individuals.
The report defines ‘wealth’ as the net assets of a person. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equity, business interests) less any liabilities. The report excludes government funds from its figures.
As per the report, the total wealth held in the country amounts to $5.6 trillion (as of June 2016). The country is home to 264,000 millionaires and 95 billionaires in total.
Other emerging cities in the country include, Surat, Ahmadabad, Visakhapatnam, Goa, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Vadodara, the report said.
It noted that over the next decade, India is expected to benefit from strong growth in local financial services, IT, real estate, healthcare and media sectors.
“In particular, the local hospital services and health insurance sectors are expected to grow strongly. Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru are expected to lead the pack in terms of wealth growth,” it said.
Millionaires or high net worth individuals (HNWIs) refer to individuals with net assets of $1 million or more.
Billionaires refer to individuals with net assets of $1 billion or more.
Other wealthiest cities include, Hyderabad (total wealth of $310 billion, has 8,200 millionaires, 7 billionaires); Kolkata ($290 billion, has 8,600 millionaires and 10 billionaires); Pune ($180 billion, has 3,900 millionaires and 5 billionaires); Chennai ($150 billion and has 6,200 millionaires and 4 billionaires) and Gurgaon ($110 billion and home to 3,600 millionaires and 2 billionaires).