Rich Countries
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a way of determining the level of wealth of a country in every year. To know the wealth of each country, some international financial organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank calculate GDP /capita, how to divide the level of national income of a country by the number of its population in that year. 

From these calculations can determine which country is the richest in that year. In addition to high incomes, other characteristics can be used as a benchmark order of the list of richest countries, including economic stability. And here are the 10 richest countries by 2017:

1. Qatar.
  • Qatar is on the list of the richest countries in the World. Qatar is a country located on a small peninsula in the Arabian Peninsula bordering on Saudi Arabian and the Persian Gulf. Initially the economy of Qatar is fishery and pearl, but now into oil and gas. Therefore Qatar has a /capita income of US $ 140,649 with a population of more than 2 million people.

2. Luxemburg.
  • Luxemburg whose official name Harmony Luxemburg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but the country is crowned as the richest country in the World. Revenue reached US $ 97.662/ capita. Though the country is only a small country with an area of ​​about 2586 square kilometers with a population of just more than 531 thousand.
  • Luxembourg is surrounded by three countries namely France, Germany and Belgium, making it rich in economic side is also rich in culture, evident from the use of three official languages ​​of France, Germany and Luxemburg. The country has a low unemployment rate, and the country's disbursement rate is only 4.4% by 2015.

3. Singapore.
  • Singapore is included as the richest country in the World. Revenue /capita US $ 82,763. Singapore is a country with a small area with a large population density similar to Luxemburg.

4. Kuwait.
  • The country in the Middle East and in the form of Monarchy is also in the top row on the list of the world's richest countries. Kuwait in recent years the population of this country is able to build a strong economy for its country. This /capita income of US $ 73,246 or, 95 percent is contributed by the abundant petroleum exploration.

5. Brunei Darussalam.
  • The country on the north coast of the island of Borneo - Indonesian, has a strong government. The overwhelming income from exports of natural gas and crude oil makes this country earn /capita income of US $ 71,185.
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6. United Arab Emirates.
  • The country located in the Middle East with an area of ​​83,600 KM2 and a population of more than 9.2 million people is among the richest countries in the world. The largest income from the telecommunications and service sector is capable of generating /capita income of US $ 67,674.

7. Norway.
  • The Norwegian kingdom or the Congress of Norge is a country in Europe with an area of ​​about 385.525 square kilometers with a population of 4.9 million. Norway is one of the countries in Europe with the lowest population density. Norway's per capita income of $ 64.856, Norway is rich in oil and natural gases.

8. Switzerland.
  • Switzerland, It is a country most of its territory consists of the Alps. Switzerland is bordered by France, Germany, Austria and Italy. Switzerland has four official languages ​​French, German, Italian and Romansh. The country famous for its quality watches is the world's best banking and investment center. Perkapitanya revenue reached US $ 57.235. In the field of economy Switzerland also exports chemicals, and industrial machinery.

9. United States.
  • Next,  United  States (US),  the  world's superpower has an income /capita of USD 54,630. The country is nicknamed Uncle Sam is a country with the most advanced economy in the World. The country has a very large and densely populated population of over 310 million people with abundant natural resource revenues, advanced infrastructure, and high productivity.

10. Saudi Arabian.
  • Furthermore, the richest country in the world also exist in other Middle East countries namely Saudi Arabian. The country has a strong and resilient economy. The oil sector is abundant with /capita income / US $ 51,924.

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