There are many things that contribute to a country being rich or poor, and some of the most important aspects is having a lot of natural resources, as well as a highly developed banking system. This will directly influence the standards of living and plays an essential role in terms of determining which country is the richest in the world.
In 2015, Qatar has an estimated per-capita GDP (PPP) that is 50% higher than that of Luxemburg. The United States comes in at 9th place. Let’s take a look at the richest country in the world, Qatar. With the infrastructure push for the 2022 FIFA Soccer World Cup further lifting its already rapidly-growing economy, and its reliance on gas exports shielding it, at least to some extent, from lower oil prices, Qatar continues to dominate the list of countries with the highest incomes per capita (PPP) in the world, with more than US$146,000 in 2015.
The top 10 richest countries in the world ar:
- Brunei Darussalam
- United Arab Emirates
- Hong Kong
- United States
Luxemburg comes in at number two and this is largely due to a very strong financial services sector. It has a very wealthy and stable economy with very low public debt, as well as robust institutions. It has the second-highest per capita GDP in the world. Singapore comes in third, and Switzerland tenth.