How much would it cost to buy a city? That's a question usually reserved for Batman villians, but it could be done if the first 12 members of the Forbes' World Billionaire List pooled their money together.
The folks over at PropertyShark did some math to see how "the wealthy dozen" could divvy up Manhattan. They put their results in a handy infographic, which we posted below.
As for the outer boroughs, PropertyShark said:
"Sprawling Queens would have a record low population density under this scenario, with just the top 3 billionaires – Gates, Ortega and Buffett – having enough zeroes between them to buy the entire borough, for a total value of $192.5B.
As for Brooklyn, it would be the turf of the next 6 billionaires on the Top 10 Richest list, once they put forth a little over $245B to cover the bill. Ranking 4th to 9th on the Forbes list, Carlos Slim Helu, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Michael Bloomberg and Charles Koch could trade in pieces of Manhattan for the entirety of cool Brooklyn."
It's all very cool and very expensive. Fortunately, you don't need to buy the city to enjoy the infographic.
via by PropertyShark