Last Updated on March 31, 2015
Let’s start off the countdown to the top 10 richest countries of the world. Most of these countries will come as no surprise, but some maybe a little shocking to hear about. So let’s start off with number 10!
List of Top 10 Richest Countries of the World!
10 – Austria with a GDP per capita of $39,711
Austria has a population rounding up to 8.5 million people, who get most of their income through the industries of metal, food and construction as well. Austria is also well know for its invention of PEZ
9 – Ireland with a GDP per capita of $39,999
Even though Ireland has been the site of a vicious war of independence; its 4.58 million population seems to be thriving well in terms of economics. Ireland is well known for its industries that correlate with producing foods, metal as well as highly wanted textiles.
8 – Netherlands with a GDP per capita of $42,447
The Netherlands has always been well known for its amazing employment rates. Housing a population of 16.8 million, Netherlands main industries comprise mostly of agriculture, engineering materials, and metals.
7 – Switzerland with a GDP per capita of $46,424
The land of beautiful nature makes it in at number seven in our list of the top 10 richest countries of the world. Switzerland is well known for its delicious chocolates as well as inventing the Swiss Army Knife which is used throughout the entire world. With a total population of 7.86 million, Switzerland’s economy thrives on tourism, machinery production, as well as chemicals.
6 – United States with a GDP per capita of $47,084
The red white and blue makes it in at number 6, being one of the most heavily populated countries of the world with around a total population of 310 million people. The United States economy leeches off of petroleum, steel production, as well as automobile production. The assembly line also helps there cause in many ways.
5 – United Arab Emirates with a GDP per capita of $57,774
UAE having the world’s famous City Dubai. Dubai is well known for its amazing tourist appeal as well as being home to the largest shopping mall in the world. Dubai is governed under seven different Emirates which are managed by one President. Dubai has a population of 8.26 million which earns its capital from petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, and aluminum.
4 – Norway with a GDP per capita of $56,920
Norway being one of the few countries in present to be ruled by a monarchy comes in at number 4. With a population of 4.97 million people, this country thrives on processing goods, the sale of natural gas, and petroleum.
3 – Singapore with a GDP per capita of $56,797
Surprisingly this South Asian country which is made up of over sixty islands disconnected from each other comes in at number 3 on the top 10 list of richest countries of the world. Singapore’s financial backbone is supported by the sale of electronics, chemicals, as well as trustworthy financial services. Singapore’s population is at a total of 5.07 million people.
2 – Luxembourg with a GDP per capita of $89,562
A country most have never heard about, Luxembourg is a very tiny country indeed. With only a population of 0.51 million people, this country’s financial assets comprise of iron, steel, banking and financial services.
1 – Qatar with a GDP per capita of $91,379 (Richest Country in the World)
Last but definitely at the top of our top 10 list of richest countries in the world, Qatar, who will host the 2022 FIFA world cup. Like many other Arab nations Qatar is well known for the refining and production of crude oil. Qatar’s industry is defined and structured upon that single basis.
Note: All the GDP of above countries estimated from 2009