Richest Countries in the World (2011)

Luxembourg, Europe ($80,800)

This tiny country with a population under 500,000 is a true European miracle. Tiny means less than 8 countries worldwide. From top to bottom, only 50 miles and a width of about 30 miles.

Qatar, Asia ($75,900)

Qatar was a poor country Islamic, but since the discovery of oil and natural gas in 1940, it is totally transformed. In the absence of income tax is one of the least taxed in the world while offering most of its services to the public for free.

Norway, Europe ($55,600)

Norway is one of the few developed countries in Europe that does not belong to the European Union. This country is rich in oil and natural gas is the cost of living for more than 30% higher than that of the United States

Kuwait, Asia ($55,300)

Kuwait has oil reserves of the world fifth largest – about 10% of the global total. Being a country without taxes, about 80% of government revenues come from oil exports.

United Arab Emirates, Asia ($55,200)

This oil and natural gas rich country has a highly developed economy which makes it one of the most developed in the world.

Singapore, Asia ($48,900)

Singapore has the busiest port in the world and is the fourth largest foreign exchange center in the world.

United States of America, North America ($46,000)

The United States is also home to the largest number of billionaires in the world. It is assumed that even billionaires living in the U.S. and around the world.

Ireland, Europe ($45,600)

Ireland is the largest software producer in the world. A survey by The Economist ranks the “Celtic Tiger” for the best quality of life worldwide.

Equatorial Guinea, Africa ($44,100)

This country flew into stardom after 1996 when large oil reserves were found in the nation of only 0,5 million people

Switzerland, Europe ($39,800)

During World War 2, people from other European countries deposited their money in the banks of Switzerland, knowing that their money would be safer there than in their home countries. Some well known Swiss companies include Nestle, Logitech, Rolex and Credit Suisse.

Richest Countries in the World (GDP per capita) 

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