Qatar ranks number one on our list of top 25 richest nations in the world as of 2018 because of its high GDP (PPP) per capita of $127,523. It’s well-developed oil exploration industry accounts for 70% of their government revenue which makes it top the list. Below are 25 richest countries in the world according to the word bank.

Rank Country GDP per capita (PPP)
1 Qatar 127,523
2 Luxembourg 105,882
3 Singapore 87,856
4 Brunei 77,441
5 Kuwait (2015) 73,817
6 United Arab Emirates 72,419
7 Ireland 68,883
8 Switzerland 62,882
9 Norway 59,302
10 The United States 57,467
11 Saudi Arabia 54,431
12 Iceland 51,399
13 Netherlands 50,898
14 Austria 50,078
15 Denmark 49,496
16 Sweden 49,175
17 Germany 48,730
18 Bahrain (2015) 47,333
19 Australia 46,790
20 Belgium 46,383
21 Canada 44,025
22 Finland 43,053
23 The United Kingdom 42,609
24 Japan 41,470
25 France 41,466