Mo' Money Mo' Problems
Have you ever wondered what are the richest countries in the world? The answers might be a little different than you think. Sure, a country might have a lot of money, or generate a lot of income (like the United States) but other factors skew the rankings (like their debt). We ranked the 30 richest countries in the world according to their gross domestic product (GDP — the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year) at purchasing power parity per capita.
Using the purchasing power parity (PPP) value of all final goods allows us to show the true value of dollars within a country in a given year. Oil nations continue to dominate the list and likely will for many years to come.
You’ll be surprised to know the great US of A is not even in the top 5.