Beijing listed top city in unicorn numbers

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Photo taken on March 4, 2020 shows the skyscrapers of the Central Business District (CBD) in Beijing, capital of China. [Photo/Xinhua]

Beijing is listed as the world's "unicorn capital," with a leading number of 93 unicorns, meaning startups valued at 1 billion U.S. dollars or more and not yet listed, according to a report released on Tuesday.

The Hurun Global Unicorn Index 2020, released by the Hurun Research Institute in association with Suzhou New District in east China's Jiangsu province, found 586 unicorns globally, 92 more than that of last year.

China has 227 unicorn companies listed in the report, up by 21 from 2019, trailing just behind the United States with 233. The two countries account for nearly 80 percent of the world's known unicorns.

China has five cities in the Top 10 cities for unicorn headquarters, being Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Nanjing, according to the report.

Six Chinese companies are in the Top 10 list for valuation, with Hangzhou-based Ant Group being the world's biggest unicorn with a valuation of 150 billion U.S. dollars. The top four places are all occupied by Chinese companies.

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