Top Ten Richest Countries of the World

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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) dollar estimates are derived from the purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of various nations.

This list of the top ten richest countries in the world is based on 2011-2012 reports from the International Monetary Fund, which uses the GDP per capita of each country, adjusted for cost of living and purchasing power.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total market value of all final goods and services produced in a country in a given year.

Country GDP (Per Capita $)
1) Qatar $102,768.69
2) Luxembourg $ 80,679.06
3) Singapore $ 60,883.33
4) Norway $ 55,264.45
5) Brunei $ 50,526.35
6) United States $ 49,802.15
7) United Arab Emirates $ 48,992.47
8) Switzerland $ 45,285.8
9) Kuwait $ 43,846.72
10)Austria $ 42,477.49


Though Hong Kong is considered to be one of the wealthiest with a GDP of $50,708.95 (Per Capita), it has not been added in the list as it a special administrative region.

Source: Maps of the World
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