Richest Countries in the World

Brunei

Brunei

Where is Brunei? It’s a little place that takes up approximately 5,700 square kilometres in Southeast Asia. Again, this country is derives the majority of its wealth from oil and gas! Approximately per day they produce 167,000 barrels of oil plus the gas that they produce! It is a very strict place with very tight law and order. The population is under 500,000. Interesting fact…the P{resident is one of the richest in the world and has a plane inlaid with gold, he has over 1900 cars…20 of them being Lamborghinis! I mean when does he drive them?!!?

Norway

Norway

Another small little place in the world! Its size is approx. 385,000 square kilometres. It has approximately 5 million people. It’s a very very old place and has a long history of development to seeding parts of Europe from their tribes that descended down from Norway. What does Norway do to get spot number 4 on our little list? It is a free market state and also a government owned state in certain areas. It has a lot of petrol and oil reserves which is essentially controlled by the government. Some fun facts, Norway has free health care and parents have 46 weeks paid leave. There are about 450,000 lakes. Parts of the movie the Empire Strikes Back during the Hoth scenes were filmed there. They have an underwater tunnel that is 287 meters deep!



Singapore

Singapore

Now if you have ever travelled internationally you may have passed/stopped over in Singapore. It is a massive hub for international connections. It comes in third in our little list. Its absolutely TINY! Taking up a massive space on our earth of only 710 square kilometres!!! Yet, it has a population of over 5 million people!!! It has 63 islands around it that are uninhabited. To own a car, you need a permit and the application fee for it, just the permit that is approx. $70,00 USD! It has a super high tech army! It essentially is country built on trade and investment and again is very similar to a tax haven with the little tax you pay!

Luxemburg

Luxemburg

Where is Luxemburg? Well its nestled on a little piece of land in Europe surrounded by Belgium, Germany and our French friends! How big is this place you ask? Well, its absolutely TINY! Only 2,500 odd square kilometres. SO what does this small little nation do to take out second spot? Well, private banking and an investment fund center. In other words a place to store money! Or if you like your facts put bluntly…a tax haven! Interesting facts about this place – It has approx. 500,000 people…yet it’s the second wealthiest country in the world! Luxembourgish is a language spoken! The capital being named the same as the country, being Luxemburg…has a population of approx. 75,000 people.



Qatar

Qatar

I know right!!! Qatar! Where is it and how is it pronounced! Ka-TaRR (Yes, the R is extended and it is kind of rolled). It’s a little place in the Western Asia being the size of just over 11,000 square kilometres. To put that into perspective…its
So what is in Qatar anyway to make it so rich? Well, Oil and Natural Gas, but before it was focused on fishing and pear hunting. Interesting fun facts about Qatar, nobody pays income tax, approximately 14% of the population are millionaires…bearing in mind the population is approx. only 2 million people! Its been the richest country for 3 times running! 2/3 of the population are males. It imports 90% of its food. Petrol is ridiculously cheap… and buy ridiculous I mean a litre of unleaded is 0.18EUR…or 0.24 USD.