Qatar is ranked first as the richest country in the world with a GDP per capita of U.S. $ 90,149 per year in 2010. Qatar is one of oil and gas rich country in the Middle East region, and also the largest gas exporter in the world. Total land area of 11,586 square kilometers with a population only 1.15 million inhabitants in 2009.
Interestingly, Qatar is the only country from the Arab region that included in the top ten world's richest nations. Total foreign exchange reserves is only U.S. $ 19.8 billion in November 2009. With gross domestic product of U.S. $ 52.7 billion in 2008, Qatar's economy relies on oil and gas industry.
Luxembourg ranks second as the world's richest country with GDP per capita of U.S. $ 79,411 per year. Luxembourg is a small country in the world with an area of just 2500 square kilometers. Total population is also very small, only 490 thousand people in 2006.
Luxembourg is known as one of the countries that rely on economies of central services and financial services, where many of the rich save their money. More than 86 percent of Luxembourg's GDP valued at U.S. $ 54 billion comes from service industries. Even so, in Luxembourg, also known a number of the world's top industry, such as ArcelorMittal (steel), RTL Group (media), Evras Group (material) and the Tenaris (oil).
Norway occupies the third position as the world's richest countries with GDP per capita amounted to U.S. $ 52,964 per year. The country located in northern continental Europe, the total population is very small, only 4.7 million inhabitants occupy an area of 323 thousand square kilometers.
Norway is an exporter of oil and refined products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships and fisheries. Norway's GDP reached U.S. $ 449 billion in 2008 by relying on industry and services. Several large companies are Norwegian Statoil (oil and gas), Telenor (Telecommunications), Yara International (chemicals) and Orkla (food and beverages).
Singapore ranked fourth with a GDP per capita of U.S. $ 52,840 per year. Singapore located in Southeast Asia is a small island states, with an area almost equivalent to Jakarta. Singapore Area only 699 square kilometers, while the Jakarta area 661 square kilometers. However, Singapore's population just 4.75 million people.
This country's foreign exchange reserves total U.S. $ 187 billion at the end of December 2009 and total gross domestic product of U.S. $ 181 billion at the end of 2008. Singapore relies on revenue as service centers and financial services in Asia. Many wealthy people in Asia, including Indonesia save their money in this country.
5. Brunei Darussalam
Brunei is one of a small country in Southeast Asia. The total area of 5765 square kilometers with a population of 400 thousand people. The total population of Brunei's GDP per capita is U.S. $ 48.7 million, or a Rp438 million per year.
With a total GDP of U.S. $ 11.5 billion, Brunei's economy relies on oil and gas industry. The Kingdom state, led by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the richest people in the world is a country that has plenty of oil wealth.
6. United States
The sixth rank as the world's richest countries, the United States, also known as the country with the largest economy in the world. With a total GDP of U.S. $ 14 trillion, not any single country that run counter to U.S. economic prowess. Hundreds of U.S. companies also entered the ranks of the world's top multinational corporations, let's call them Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Exxon, Chevron, Wal-Mart, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and so on.
With hundreds of world-class companies, despite a population of 308 million inhabitants, the average American population into a row of the world's most prosperous citizens. Total U.S. GDP per capita is U.S. $ 47.7 thousand per year.
7. Hong Kong
Hong Kong, one of the World's richest Country from Asia, along with Singapore and Brunei which occupies a row of the top 10 richest countries of the world. With a GDP per capita of U.S. $ 44.8 thousand or per year, Hong Kong ranked seventh in the world.
With an area of 1104 square kilometers, Hong Kong has a population of 7.1 million inhabitants. With a total GDP of U.S. $ 215 billion, economy, the Hong Kong (92 percent) rely heavily on service industries and services, particularly financial. Total foreign exchange reserves of U.S. $ 255 billion in December 2009. Some companies snapper is a Hong Kong Hutchison Whampoa, Jardine Matheson, China Mobile and CNOOC.
With a GDP per capita of U.S. $ 43.9 thousand per year, Switzerland occupies the eighth position as the world's richest countries. Occupying an area of 41 thousand square kilometers, one country in Europe has an estimated population of 7.3 million inhabitants.
Swiss economy is also dependent on financial services and industrial sectors with a total GDP of U.S. $ 488 billion in 2008. Switzerland is also known as a country where rich people save their treasure. A number of reputable companies are Nestle Swiss, Suisse Credit Group, Zurich Financial Services, and Roche Holding.
Holland occupies the ninth position as the world's richest countries with GDP per capita of U.S. $ 40.6 thousand per year. Area occupies 41 thousand square kilometers, the Dutch territory inhabited by 16.8 million people in 2009.
Netherlands economies also depend on the service sector and industries with a total GDP of U.S. $ 860 billions in 2008. A number of top companies worldwide are Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, ING Group and Royal Philips Electronics.
Australia occupies the tenth position as the world's richest countries with GDP per capita of U.S. $ 39.4 thousand per year. Australia's total area reached 7.6 million square kilometers with a population of 21.5 million inhabitants.
With a total GDP of U.S. $ 1,015 trillion, the Australian economy depends on the service sector and industry. A number of large companies from Australia are ANZ Bank, Rio Tinto, Telstra.