Monday, 27 June 2011

Qatari citizens wealthiest in the world by far


The US-based Global Business magazine has revealed that Qatar is pushing ahead in GDP per capita, and became the wealthiest nation on Earth in 2010. The tiny state has seen massive gas projects come online in previous years and has become the product’s biggest exporter.

Qatar is the only Arab nation to be classified in the top 10 wealthiest nations, with Kuwait and the UAE the second and third wealthiest Arab states. The report says that Qatari per capita is $90,149, with its nearest rival Luxembourg standing at $79,411.

Here is the list according to Global Business:

1)    Qatar
2)    Luxembourg
3)    Norway
4)    Singapore
5)    Brunei
6)    the United States
7)    Hong Kong
8)     Switzerland
9)    Netherlands
10) Australia
11)  Austria
12) Canada
13)  Ireland
14) Kuwait
15) Iceland
16) Sweden
17)  Denmark
18) the UAE
19) Belgium
20) Britain

The remaining Arab nations were ranked as follows: Bahrain (33), Oman (36), Saudi Arabia (38), Lebanon (54), Libya (57), Tunisia (89), Algeria (98), Egypt (104), Jordan (107), Syria (111), Morocco (117), Iraq (124), Yemen (136), Djibouti (137), Sudan (138), Mauritania (145) and Comoros (166).

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