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World’s richest countries according to per capita income

A glimpse of the fifteen richest countries in the world. The list showcases the countries after making a comparison of their per capita incomes.

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Considering the per capita income, Qatar is the richest country in the world. After the fall of Ottoman Empire in the First World War, Qatar became a British protectorate in 1916 and finally became a sovereign nation in 1971. The tiny peninsular country owns world's third largest natural gas reserves and is widely perceived to be a prominent power center in the Arab world. Facing Saudi Arabia from the South and the Persian Gulf from three sides, Qatar is presently embroiled in a crisis with it's neighbouring Arab giant which has had repercussions on the highly competitive geopolitics of the Middle East. 

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Luxembourg is the richest European country in the world with respect to per capita income.

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Singapore is technically the richest country in South East Asia, according to the per capita income.

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Brunei is the second richest country in the Middle East according to it's per capita income.

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Ireland is the second richest European country according to it's per capita income.

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Norway is the richest country in the Scandinavia according to it's per capita income.

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Kuwait is the third richest country in the Gulf after Qatar and Brunei according to it's per capita income.

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UAE is the seventh richest country in the world according to it's per capita income.

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The 'Playground of Europe', Switzerland is the fourth richest country in the continent according to it's per capita income.

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Hong Kong is the tenth richest country in the world according to it's per capita income.

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San Marino is the fifth richest country in Europe according to it's per capita income.

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United States, the biggest economy in the world is technically the twelfth richest country in the world taking the per capita income into consideration.

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US is followed by Saudi Arabia as the thirteenth richest country in the world according to it's per capita income.

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Netherlands is the fourteenth richest country in the world according to it's per capita income.

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The list ends with Iceland which made its mark in the fifteen richest countries in the world according to it's per capita income.