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The Richest Countries in the World

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Richest Countries in the World based on Purchasing Power Parity Of GDP Per Capita

RankCountryGDP per capita (PPP) 2015
1Qatar133,040
2Luxembourg100,779
3Singapore84,901
4Brunei Darussalam78,476
5Kuwait70,259
6Norway67,671
7United Arab Emirates66,997
8San Marino62,120
9Switzerland58,598
10Hong Kong SAR56,689
11United States55,904
12Ireland53,842
13Saudi Arabia53,565
14Bahrain50,169
15Netherlands49,094
16Taiwan Province of China47,407
17Sweden47,319
18Australia47,318
19Austria47,189
20Germany47,033
21Iceland46,298
22Canada45,489
23Denmark45,435
24Oman44,728
25Belgium43,629
26France41,221
27Finland41,068
28United Kingdom40,958
29Japan38,211
30Korea36,528
31New Zealand35,966
32Italy35,665
33Spain35,270
34Malta34,574
35Israel33,658
36Trinidad and Tobago32,650
37Equatorial Guinea32,455
38Czech Republic31,480
39Cyprus31,004
40Slovenia30,825
41Slovak Republic29,424
42Estonia28,781
43Lithuania28,153
44Portugal27,734
45Seychelles26,655
46Poland26,403
47Malaysia26,141
48Hungary26,075
49Greece25,762
50The Bahamas25,347
51Latvia24,620
52Kazakhstan24,346
53Russia23,744
54Chile23,564
55Antigua and Barbuda23,471
56Argentina22,375
57St. Kitts and Nevis22,324
58Uruguay21,719
59Gabon21,394
60Croatia21,324
61Romania20,698
62Panama20,512
63Turkey20,277
64Mauritius19,465
65Azerbaijan18,512
66Bulgaria18,502
67Lebanon18,417
68Mexico18,335
69Belarus17,859
70Islamic Republic of Iran17,572
71Botswana17,456
72Barbados16,653
73Suriname16,510
74Thailand16,081
75Venezuela15,892
76Montenegro15,717
77Brazil15,690
78Turkmenistan15,335
79Costa Rica15,318
80Iraq15,113
81Libya14,855
82Dominican Republic14,771
83Palau14,684
84China14,190
85Algeria14,163
86FYR Macedonia13,939
87Colombia13,794
88Maldives13,605
89Serbia13,577
90South Africa13,197
91Grenada12,982
92Mongolia12,268
93Jordan12,162
94Peru12,077
95St. Lucia11,889
96Albania11,872
97Dominica11,588
98Tunisia11,450
99Egypt11,262
100Namibia11,182
101Ecuador11,168
102Sri Lanka11,120
103Indonesia11,112
104St. Vincent and the Grenadines11,009
105Bosnia and Herzegovina10,214
106Swaziland9,714
107Georgia9,566
108Fiji8,763
109Jamaica8,742
110Paraguay8,671
111Belize8,433
112Armenia8,432
113El Salvador8,293
114Bhutan8,197
115Morocco8,194
116Ukraine7,990
117Guatemala7,721
118Angola7,376
119Philippines7,318
120Guyana7,194
121Cabo Verde6,629
122Republic of Congo6,620
123Bolivia6,421
124India6,209
125Nigeria6,185
126Vietnam6,020
127Uzbekistan6,000
128Timor-Leste5,885
129Samoa5,342
130Lao P.D.R.5,335
131Myanmar5,164
132Tonga5,068
133Moldova4,999
134Nicaragua4,972
135Pakistan4,902
136Honduras4,861
137Mauritania4,433
138Sudan4,356
139Ghana4,216
140Zambia4,165
141Bangladesh3,609
142Cambodia3,485
143Tuvalu3,420
144Marshall Islands3,382
145Kyrgyz Republic3,314
146Côte d'Ivoire3,304
147São Tomé and Príncipe3,274
148Kenya3,246
149Djibouti3,203
150Cameroon3,121
151Lesotho3,016
152Micronesia3,001
153Tanzania2,901
154Chad2,767
155Tajikistan2,749
156Papua New Guinea2,732
157Yemen2,670
158Vanuatu2,518
159Nepal2,465
160Senegal2,425
161Zimbabwe2,082
162Uganda1,999
163Afghanistan1,958
164Benin1,948
165Solomon Islands1,941
166South Sudan1,889
167Haiti1,794
168Mali1,789
169Rwanda1,783
170Ethiopia1,774
171Burkina Faso1,739
172Kiribati1,726
173The Gambia1,651
174Sierra Leone1,556
175Comoros1,518
176Guinea-Bissau1,506
177Togo1,506
178Madagascar1,467
179Mozambique1,244
180Guinea1,238
181Eritrea1,176
182Malawi1,135
183Niger1,074
184Liberia880
185Burundi837
186Democratic Republic of the Congo775
187Central African Republic637
188Kosovo 
189Syrian/a
Source:worldbank.org

Top Ten Richest Countries in the World


Richest Countries in the World in year 2012 Richest Countries in the World 2012

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total market value of all goods and services produced in a country in a year. These estimates are made every year by international financial organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. While the GDP (PPP) is a good indicator of a country's wealth, calculations based on nominal GDP often tend to overlook the cost of living in each country. GDP per capita, however, is not precisely a measure of personal income.

International financial services, tourism, petroleum and natural gas exports, electronic goods manufacturing, facilitating international trade (as in the case of Singapore) and a flourishing service sector are the keystones behind the economic success of these nations. With 143788.2 international dollars, Qatar is the richest country in the world by GDP per capita. Macau, an autonomous territory of the People's Republic of China, has the second highest GDP (PPP). Here's a complete list of top ten richest countries in the world –

  • #1 Qatar


    Qatar tops the list owing to oil industry, which is considered the mainstay of Qatar's economy. It is striking to note that the petroleum industry contributes over 62% towards the government revenue, approximately 92% towards export earnings, and over 60% towards GDP.

  • #2 Macau
    More than 50% share of GDP and 70% of national revenue comes from gaming, tourism and hospitality industry. Being a small in population & area, a tax haven, and a port with no foreign exchange control regimes place Macau among the world's richest regions.

  • #3 Luxembourg
    The cornerstone of Luxembourg's powerful economy is its exuberant financial sector, with bank holdings almost 20 times of its GDP size. Its proximity with Belgium, France, and Germany is also a crucial factor for the prosperity and economic growth of the nation.

  • #4 Singapore
    Singapore, a self-governing city-state of Southeast Asia, is the third richest country in the world. It has per capita GDP of $85,209 and is one of the world's leading centers for commerce. Moreover, the country has the world's second busiest port that exported $414 billion of commodities in the year 2011.

  • #5 Kuwait
    The country's crude oil reserves, which are about 102 billion barrels, account for more than 6% of the world reserves. Petroleum accounts for over half of the GDP of the country, 89% of the government income and 94% of export revenues.

  • #6 Brunei
    Brunei has extraordinary wealth owing to its extensive natural gas and oil reserves that contribute more than 70% towards the nation's economy. Moreover, the country seeks to encourage more and more investment, becoming self-sufficient in food sector, and observing high standards of administration in both private and public sectors.

  • #7 United Arab Emirates
    UAE has an open economy and has a high per capita income. The small nation has 10% of the world's total supply of oil reserves and the world's fifth largest natural gas reserves. Oil, which is the mainstay of the UAE economy, accounts for around 30% of the country's GDP.

  • #8 Norway
    Having large-scale reserves of natural gas, petroleum, minerals, seafood, and fresh water, Norway is the third biggest exporter of natural gas, and seventh largest oil exporter. The country also ranks among the highest in standard of living and life expectancy.

  • #9 Switzerland
    The keys to the nation's economic livelihood include Swiss banking and financial institutions, highly evolved service sectors, dexterous labor force, and manufacturing industries based on advanced technology. Also, the nation's most popular cities – Geneva and Zurich – have repeatedly appeared in the top ten list of highest living standard cities in the world.

  • #10 Hong Kong SAR
    A free market economy and one of the world's leading financial centers, Hong Kong has had the highest degree of economic freedom in the world. Close ties to mainland China, virtually no public debt, a sound banking system, and a huge amount of foreign exchange reserves are some of the mainstays of Hong Kong's economy.

Gross domestic product From 2012 to 2015 (in USD)
S.No.Country name2012201320142015
1United States161631580000001676805300000017419000000000$18.125 trillion(Nominal and PPP)
2China8461623162714.19,490,602,600,148.510360105247908.3$11.384 trillion(Nominal) $19.510 trillion(PPP)
3Japan5954476603961.54,919,563,108,372.54601461206885.1$4.210 trillion(Nominal) $4.70 trillion(PPP)
4Germany3533242461467.13,730,260,571,356.53852556169656€ 3.573 trillion(Nominal) € 3.698,63 trillion(PPP)- Both 2016 estimate
5United Kingdom2614946487602.82,678,173,487,557.32941885537461.5$2.945 trillion(Nominal) $2.548 trillion(Dec 2014 est.)
6France2681416108537.42,810,249,215,589.12829192039171.8$2.833,68 (€2.132,44) trillion(Nominal) $2.646,94 trillion(PPP)- Both Oct 2015 est.
7Brazil2413174312396.52,392,094,501,287.22346118175194.3$1.800 trillion(Nominal) $3.6 trillion(PPP)- Both 2015 est.
8Italy20752209668282,136,948,255,815.62144338185064.6$2.149 trillion (Nominal) $2.130 trillion (PPP)
9India1831781515471.61,861,801,615,477.92066902397333.3$2.18 trillion(Nominal) $8.02 trillion(PPP)
10Russian Federation2016112133645.52,079,024,782,973.31860597922763.4$1.235 trillion(Nominal) $3.473 trillion(PPP)

Source:- http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/GDP.pdf

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