What makes a country rich? Is it the available natural resources? Could it be the amount it exports or import that it garners in? To the common brain it might seem very overwhelmingly complicated, so let me break it down into simpler terms for you. The most quantifiable way to measure riches in the economy is to take into account the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of a country. GDP is the monetary value of the final goods and services produced within a country, which is, finding out how much is produced in a place, for a given period of time.
The top richest countries list have some really interesting contenders on them, which just goes to show that you don’t have to be a big and mighty country to rake in the moolah. Or maybe, that’s exactly why they can stay rich. Here are 20 of the richest countries in the world as calculated by GDP per capita.