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The 10 richest countries in the world in 2021 by GDP per capita

The UN officially recognizes 193 countries and states. But which country is the wealthiest on earth? In order to choose the richest country in the world, various criteria - such as wealth per inhabitant or the country's gross domestic product (GDP) - can be used.

The gross domestic product per inhabitant from 2019 is decisive for this ranking. With the GDP per capita, the manufactured goods are calculated by the sum of the population of the country. The number is thus an indicator of the economic performance of an economy.

The data refer to the year 2019 and were published in October 2020. The data for 2020, which will be published at the end of 2021, will be interesting. Then the effects of the corona crash can be seen in the statistics. But which country is currently the richest country on earth?

These are the ten richest countries in the world

10th place - Denmark

Denmark has a GDP per capita of $ 59,770 in last place of the ten richest countries in the world.

9th place - Qatar

When it comes to wealth rankings, the emirate cannot be missing. The gross domestic product in Qatar in 2019 was $ 62,918 per inhabitant. Ninth place in the ranking of the richest countries.

8th place - Singapore

Singapore is in eighth place. The 5.6 million inhabitants achieved a GDP per capita of in 2019 $ 65,233.

7th place - USA

The land of unlimited possibilities should of course not be missing in this ranking. If one were only to look at the gross domestic product of the respective country - and not calculate it per capita - the USA would be by far the richest country in the world. Since this is not the case in this ranking, it is sufficient for the USA with a GDP of $ 65,253 per capita, however, only for seventh place.

6th place - Iceland

The small country off Greenland was hit hard by the financial crisis in 2008. After a deep political and economic crisis, Iceland has recovered. Now it's with a GDP per capita of $ 67,857 Reached the top of the world again and is in sixth place in the ranking.

5th place - Norway

With Norway, another country from Europe has made it into the top ten richest countries in the world. Statistically speaking, every inhabitant comes in $ 75,294 - and thus around 10,000 dollars per inhabitant more than in the USA.

4th place - Macau

The former Portuguese colony Macau almost made it onto the podium in the richest countries in the world. The gross domestic product was there in 2019 $ 79,251 per person.

3rd place - Ireland

Ireland is known as a tax haven and helps large corporations like Apple and Facebook to reduce their tax expenditure. This has already been reprimanded by the EU. But it also brings a lot of money to the state. With a GDP per capita of $ 80,504 the small country makes it into third place.

2nd place - Switzerland

Banks and mountains, that's what the second richest country in the world is particularly known for. With a GDP of $ 82,483 per capita, Switzerland is just ahead of Ireland, but it is in second place in the ranking.

1st place - Luxembourg

The richest country in the world is Luxembourg. The small European state has a gross domestic product of $ 115,838 per person. The gap to the second-placed Swiss is enormous, as it is around 33,000 dollars per capita.

For comparison: The gross domestic product per capita in the Federal Republic of Germany was in 2019 $ 46,472. It ranks 18th among the richest countries in the world.

The 10 richest countries in the world in the table

placecountryGDP per inhabitant
1.Luxembourg$ 115,838
2.Switzerland$ 82,483
3.Ireland$ 80,504
4.Macau$ 79,251
5.Norway$ 75,294
6.Iceland$ 67,857
7.United States$ 65,253
8.Singapore$ 65,233
9.Qatar$ 62,918
10.Denmark$ 59,770

Source: Statista

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