A country is usually considered rich if its inhabitants can afford a decent standard of living while still having enough money to invest in non-essential commodities. We have put together a list with the 10 richest countries in the world at the present time. Keep in mind that this isn’t a permanent configuration, given how much the global economy fluctuates and how fast some small oil-rich countries are developing. Still, the following list was put together by calculating the GDP per capita of all the world’s nations along with their HDI.
A surprise inclusion, given its turbulent history, Ireland is the ninth richest nation on the planet. The nation that was went through a bloody independence today stands tall and proud with a GDP per capita of $39,999. There are 4.68 million people that call Ireland home. The main source of the country’s riches include metals, textile and food industries.