Hong Kong is now the city with the most super-wealthy people in the world, unseating New York City. A new report from Wealth-X showed that the countries with the fastest-growing population of ultra-wealthy individuals are Bangladesh, China, and Vietnam. It points to an increasingly “balanced distribution of global ultra wealth.” New York City is no longer the city with the most ultra-wealthy people. Now, it’s Hong Kong. That’s according to a new report from ultra high net worth intelligence and data company Wealth-X. Hong Kong’s population of individuals worth at least $30 million jumped 31% last year to 10,010. New York was second at 8,865 folks, a relatively meager increase of 7%. We’ve known for a while that Hong Kong was likely to unseat New York as the world’s multi-millionaire and billionaire capital. Wealth is exploding across Asia, and Hong Kong is the leading city – with neighborhoods like … [Read more...] about Hong Kong is now the city with the most super-rich people in the world — and it shows how the world outside of the US and Europe keeps getting richer
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caption A rendering of the Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre in Shenzhen, China. source Shimao Group In China, construction has begun on Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre, which could become the world’s second largest skyscraper. At 2,191 feet tall, it will surpass the Shanghai Tower. The project builds on Shenzhen’s urban development boom. Chinese cities have some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, including the 1,965-foot-tall Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen, the 1,739-foot-tall CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou, and the 1,732-foot-tall China Zun tower in Beijing. More recently. construction began on the mega-tall Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre in Shenzhen. At 2,191 feet tall, it could become the second tallest skyscraper in the world when it opens in 2024. (The even taller Dubai One Tower is also currently under construction.) As … [Read more...] about China is building one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers — take a look
Michael Stillwell Skyscrapers are reaching for new record heights, huge tunnels are establishing new transportation connections, and colossal bridges are spanning greater distances than ever before. Around the world, gigantic engineering and infrastructure projects are opening up or are closing in on their completion. So we surveyed those finished within the last three years and those under construction to find the most jaw-dropping dams, buildings, and big machines on Earth. View Gallery 30 Photos 1 of 30 Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland A new world's longest and deepest rail tunnel cuts through the mountains in Switzerland. Construction went on for nearly 20 years, but the Gotthard Base Tunnel inside the Swiss Alps finally opened in 2016, moving rail cars of passengers and freight between Zurich, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy. At 35 miles long and dipping about 7,500 feet below the mountain peaks above it, the Gotthard Base Tunnel eliminates the need for winding … [Read more...] about The World’s 30 Most Impressive Megaprojects
The realtor.com data team set out to find the best housing markets for 10 of the fastest-growing professions in the country. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 3:00 am, Monday, April 16, 2018 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com 10 Most Affordable Cities for the Fastest-Growing Careers: Is Your Job on This Lucky List? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When it comes to winning the real-world Game of Life, there are a pair of treasured action cards everyone is eager to play. One is "Get a great new career"; the other is "Buy the home of your dreams." For most of us, they're a critical one-two combo. Homeownership is one of the reasons we shell out thousands for a good education, spend endless hours studying for certification tests, and smile through … [Read more...] about 10 Most Affordable Cities for the Fastest-Growing Careers: Is Your Job on This Lucky List?
Cauldron of Turquoise Look into the craters of volcanic Mount Mutnovsky and this lovely turquoise lake of sulfuric acid stares back. Mutnovsky sits near the southern tip of the Kamchatka peninsula, a hotbed of roughly 300 volcanoes. Oil's Well That Ends Well A tower belches smoke over the Moscow Oil Refinery in the Chagino-Kapotnya industrial zone. Russia is the world’s top oil producing nation, producing more than 10.5 million barrels per day in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Tanks A Lot A T-72B1 tank blasts off a round as part of the 2017 Tank Biathlon Competition at the Sergeyevsky training ground. Like an Olympic biathlon, the competition involves several trials of racing and target shooting — but in tanks. Welcome to Moscow 17 million people reside in and around Moscow, the capital city of Russia. First established as a trading route on the serpentine Moskva river, Moscow is now the seat of Russian government and one of the … [Read more...] about The Frozen North: Stunning Images of Russia from Above