The 25 richest people in New York, ranked

Business Insider | Apr 15, 2019, 08.12PM IST

Ralph Lauren

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Designer Ralph Lauren is No. 13 on the list of richest people in New York.

New York is home to many of the United States' real estate moguls, media empires, and hedge fund billionaires.

NYC held the majority of the world's ultra wealthy population for years - until it was surpassed by Hong Kong in 2018. Still, with Billionaire's Row for real estate, Wall Street for the stock exchange, and Fifth Avenue for fashion, many of the world's richest individuals still work - and often live - in Manhattan.

Read more: I spent a day on NYC's Billionaires' Row. Here's your ultimate guide to one of the city's glitziest streets, which borders Central Park and is home to the most expensive apartment ever sold in the US.

For the purposes of this list, we included individuals and families whose companies are based in Manhattan. These constraints left many notable tech titans out of the ranking, as the majority dwell in Silicon Valley. Likewise, though billionaire Ken Griffin purchased a $238 million Central Park penthouse, his hedge fund Citadel is based in Chicago. Notable family dynasties - such as the Waltons - also have companies based outside the Big Apple, leaving the bulk of the list to Wall Street brokers and real estate moguls.

Keep reading for a look at the 25 richest people in New York.

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