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Bill Gates could buy Boston. Which billionaire can afford your town?

Bill Gates could buy Boston. Which billionaire can afford your town?
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We all know Bill Gates is the richest man in the world - his net worth is $77.5 billion. You don't need Neil deGrasse Tyson to tell you that. 

But just how rich is he? So rich, he could buy all of the 114,212 homes in Boston at $76.6 billion. But he's not rich enough to buy all the homes is Seattle - only the Walton family of Wal-Mart fame could buy that entire city. Seattle has roughly 241,450 homes which would cost a cool $111.5 billion.

What tech billionaire could buy your city?

  • Larry Page of Google - worth $30.8 billion - could buy Boca Raton, Florida, for $29.5 billion
  • Jeff Bezos of Amazon - worth $30.5 billion - could buy Napa, California, for $29.5 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook - worth $27.7 billion - could buy Saint Paul, Minnesota, for $26.8 billion
  • Steve Ballmer of Microsoft - worth $20.4 billion - could buy Littleton, Colorado, for $20 billion
  • Paul Allen of Microsoft - worth $15.9 billion - could buy Durham, North Carolina, for $15.8 billion
  • Elon Musk of Tesla Motors - worth $8.8 billion - could buy Centreville, Virginia ,for $8.8 billion

See the fun info graphic below for more.Billionaires-map-2014-06-04-final-1024x768

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