Is Qatar the Richest Country?


Qatar has the highest per capita income in the world. It is the top natural gas exporter, the third largest in proven gas reserves, and a population size less than 3 million people. In land mass it is slightly larger than Lebanon.

Using data from the World Bank, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the GNI per capita of nearly 200 nations to identify the 25 richest countries for their 2019 Report. GNI is the more accurate indicator of a country’s economic output, its Gross National Income.

According to this report, Qatar is the wealthiest country globally, with a GNI per capita of $116,799 – over $20,000 higher than any other nation included in the list.

• GNI per capita: $116,799
• 2017 GDP: $308.6 billion
• Population: 2.6 million

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