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Qatar is the richest country in the world and home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It has a $91,379 GDP per capita and 1.69 million residents. The key production of Qatar is crude oil production and refining play a large role in its industry.Flickr/DesertBlooms
Qatar is the richest country in the world and home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It has a $91,379 GDP per capita and 1.69 million residents. The key production of Qatar is crude oil production and refining play a large role in its industry.Reuters
Luxembourg is the smaller European country, smaller than Rhode Island, but has its own language and glories over a GDP per capita of $89,562. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg's 0.51 million residents use three languages: French, German, and Luxembourgish. The country's major industries are banking, financial services, iron and steel.REUTERS
United Arab Emirates (UAE) is third richest country in the world, and has a world's largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall. The country is made up of seven emirates, governed by a president and has an impressive GDP per capita of $57,744. The country has 8.26 million people and have major industries like petroleum, petrochemicals, aluminum, and cement.REUTERS
The Kingdom of Norway is one of the few countries in the world still ruled by a monarch. With a GDP per capita of $56,920, the state owns important areas of the economy, which is made up of petroleum and natural gas, and good processing. The European country has 4.97 million people.Reuters
Singapore has emerged an important country in Southeast Asia with 5.07 million people. It is made up of 63 islands. The country's GDP per capita is $56,797 and its major sectors are electronics, chemicals, and financial services.keropok.com
United States has GDP per capita of $47,084 and is one of the most populated countries in the world, with over 310 million residents. Its major sectors are petroleum, steel, and motor vehicles.Liu Bolin
Switzerland is known for its invention of the Swiss Army knife and its chocolate, but the country is actually a great place from investment point of view. It claims a GDP per capita of $46,424 and a population of 7.86 million. The Swiss economy is mainly based on tourism, machinery, and chemicals.REUTERS
Netherlands is known for its low unemployment rate and a GDP per capita of $42,447. With population of 16.68 million, its main sectors are agriculture, metal, and engineering products.Reuters
Ireland is the land of leprechauns, which has been the site of a bloody war for independence. Its GDP per capita is $39,999 and a population of 4.58 million.The country's main industries are metals, food, and textiles.Reuters
Austria is responsible for the invention of PEZ comes in at No. 10 on the list, with a GDP per capita of $39,711. With a population of 8.41 million, most of whom speak German, Austria's main industries are construction, food, and metals.Lisi Niesner/Reuters
The global recession has hit the many countries in the world, but yet there are several countries which are doing quite well.
Business Insider has released the list of countries which are recognised the richest on the basis of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita.
Qatar has topped the list, followed by Luxembourg, the UAE and Norway.
The list also includes Singapore, USA and Switzerland, followed by Netherlands, Ireland and Austria.
Check out the countries.