• The latest New World Wealth and Henley & Partners report stated that Johannesburg had emerged at the top.

• Five thousand high net worth individuals (HNWI) with an average wealth of Ksh 120.4 million and 240 multimillionaires with Ksh 1.2 billion were recorded in Nairobi.

The city has more than 5k millionaires
Nairobi City The city has more than 5k millionaires
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Kumbe Nairobi has so many dollar millionaires! This according to the latest New World Wealth and Henley & Partners report, a wealth intelligence firm that tracks global private wealth migration trends.

The report named the top five cities on the continent for both millionaires and the growth rate with two South African cities Johannesburg and Cape Town coming in first and third respectively.

The Egyptian capital city Cairo came in second place while Nigerian city, Lagos emerged in fourth place and our own Nairobi coming in 5th.

Five thousand high net worth individuals (HNWI) with an average wealth of Ksh 120.4 million and 240 multimillionaires with Ksh 1.2 billion were recorded in Nairobi.

However, there are no billionaires residing in Nairobi. Johannesburg, South Africa, had 800 multi-millionaires and two billionaires among its 15,200 HNWI while in Cape Town, there were 6,800 HNWI, 410 millionaires, and 1 billionaire. 

New York, Tokyo and San Francisco dominated in the first three with no African city was listed in the top 20 globally. 

“The right to live, work, study, and invest in leading international wealth hubs such as New York, London, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto can be secured via residence by investment. Individuals of talent and means should not limit their lives and business interests to one country,” the report read.

It added,

“Being able to relocate yourself, your family, or your business to a more favourable city or have the option to choose between multiple residences across the world is an increasingly important aspect of international wealth and legacy planning for private clients."

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