The gross domestic product or the GDP per capita is the market value of all the goods produced by a country in a period of time that helps support its economy. This is the best way to determine which Asian countries are the richest.
According to the International Monetary Fund 2013 Nominal GDP and PPP, here are the top 10 richest countries in Asia based on GDP per capita.
Top 10 Richest Countries in Asia as of 2015:
10.) Bahrain – GDP per capita: $34,584
This small island in the western part of the Persian Golf is only 34miles long and 11miles wide. It has a population of over 1.2 million and over 600,000 non-nationals. Its main income comes from banking, tourism and oil.
9.) Israel – GDP per capita: $34,770
This country has a population of over 8 million people, 6 million of whom are Jewish and the rest are mixed race. Israel is one of Southwest Asia’s most advanced countries. It is focused on industrial and technological development. It also earns a substantial profit from its religious tourism.