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Top 20 Richest Countries in the World

, / January 1, 2015

Our wonderful world is made up of 195 countries. Some countries are rich, some are poor, and many fall in between. Citizens of rich countries have a high standard of living and enjoy many benefits.

This list reflects the GDP per capita. This is the gross domestic product, or total market value of goods and services produced by the national economy during the last year, in regards to each person in the country.

Here is a brief overview of the top 20 richest countries in the world ranked by GDP per capita as of 2015:

20) Denmark – $37,794 (GDP per capita)

Denmark has one of the most powerful economies in the world. It also has the least gap between rich and poor, which is a sign that the nation is ruled by a good government.

Copenhagen Skyline

19) Belgium – $38,826 (GDP per capita)

Belgium is an industrialized economy. Its location is at the heart of a highly industrialized region. Its economy is characterized by a productive work force, high exports per capita and high GNP.