Top ten richest countries list in the world is based on the GDP per capita of each country. GDP or the Gross Domestic Product is the total market value of all final goods and services produced in a country in a given year.
The Netherlands is intensely modern and industrialized country. The leader industries are food processing, petroleum refining, and the manufacture of chemicals, electrical machinery, metal products, and electronics. The country’s only some natural resources include coal, natural gas, and petroleum. An extensive quantity of the country’s wealth is added annually by monetary and transportation services. Amsterdam is one of the world’s major financial centers, and Rotterdam is one of the world’s busiest ports. The Netherlands has a great foreign trade. The main exports are machinery, chemicals, natural gas, processed foods, and horticultural products. Imports include machinery, transportation equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs, and clothing. The main trading partners are Germany, Belgium, France, and Great Britain. This makes her to be listed among the richest countries of the world.
Switzerland has an extremely flourishing marketplace economy based on worldwide trade and banking. Its principles of living, worker productivity, quality of education, and health care are superior to any other European country. Inflation is low, and redundancy is trifling. The economy is heavily dependent on foreign guest workers, who represent about 20% of the labor force. Agriculture employs less than 5% of the population, and since only 10% of the land is arable, the primary agricultural products are cattle and dairy goods; grains, fruits, and vegetables are also grown, and there is a large chocolate-processing industry. Her most important trading associates are Germany, Italy, France, the United States, and Great Britain.
Though not an independant country but as one of the world’s most important global financial centers, Hong Kong has a main entrepreneur service economy characterized by short duty and free trade, and the currency, Hong Kong dollar, is the ninth most traded currency in the world. Hong Kong has remained as the world’s freest economy, according to Index of Economic Freedom since the inception of the index in 1995.
Being the super power of the world America stands as the number seven richest country among the world. About 60% of the global currency reserves have been invested in the United States dollar, while 24% have been invested in the euro. The country is one of the world’s largest and most influential financial markets. Foreign investments made in the United States total almost $2.4 trillion, which is more than twice that of any other country.
There is a variety of deviating estimates regarding the actual growth rate of the nation’s GDP, however all obtainable figures point that the UAE at present has one of the best growing economies in the world. According to a recent report by the Ministry of Finance and Industry, nominal GDP rose by 35 per cent in 2006 as compared with $130 billion in 2005.