has been named America's richest city with a record 667,000 high-net worth individuals, or people with $1 million or more in investible assets, recorded as living there in 2009. The figure, 18.7% higher than in 2008, comes from the new Metro Wealth Index created by consulting firm Capgemini, the Wall St. Journal reports
. New York not only topped the list but demolished the competition, with a sum greater than the total of the next three runners up combined – Los Angeles
. The number of millionaires in New York City – some of whom are of course billionaires – is now greater than the entire population of Boston
. While growth is up across the board over 2008, only New York, D.C. (#4), Houston
(#9) and San Jose
(#10) are now above their 2007 or pre-recession levels, with the rest still languishing behind.