Look around the city of Boston and there’s a good chance there are some smart — and rich — people milling about. Boston ranked fifth in The Daily Beast’s list of the top earning cities, just behind San Francisco and ahead of Trenton New Jersey.

Here’s what The Daily Beast had to say about our fair city:

Boston has long been famous for its academics, and although academia may not be known as the highest-paid profession, it has served the city well. In 2004-05, six area university presidents brought in more than $500,000, and the fourth highest-paid lawyer in the U.S. is in Boston. The city is also home to specialized industries such as technology, medical research, and finance.

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