Top 10 Richest Countries in the World


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.


To many the Netherlands is home to some of the best football players in the world, the likes of Robin Van Persie and Wesly Sjneider. However, apart from being one of the best nations in soccer and being a runner up in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Netherlands is also the eight richest countries in the world. The nation has a GDP per capita of $42,447 and is inhabited by 16.68 million people who rely mainly on agriculture, metal and engineering production as their main source of riches.