It's no secret that the super rich like to have the best of everything: classic cars, private jets, megahomes and megayachts, but the secret places they go to make these purchases will surprise you. We know there are businesses that cater to these wealthy connoisseurs' every need, but you may expect these purveyors of luxury to be in cities where billionaires live and play.
More billionaires live in Moscow, New York, Hong Kong, London and Istanbul than anywhere else in the world, according to Forbes. There are 349 billionaires with a total net worth of more than 1 trillion dollars in those cities alone.
But, if you're looking to buy a megayacht, forget Moscow. Want a million-dollar Ferrari? Don't take the private jet to Hong Kong. While shooting "Secret Lives of the Super Rich," CNBC visited some very unlikely places where the world's wealthiest go to drop boatloads of cash.
You've probably never heard of these eight tiny towns unless you are one of the few people that happen to live there—or you're super rich.
By Jessi Joseph
Posted 11 Sept. 2013
CNBC scores the ultimate VIP access to a world inhabited by only the wealthiest people. "Secret Lives of the Super Rich," Wednesdays, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.