Forbes magazine has issued a list of the top 10 richest countries in the world for the year 2012. Those countries are seen by the amount of income per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is obtained from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The calculations are done based on the availability of goods and services, which is proportional to the number of people who are in the country. So it is not based on the average income of the population. Here's a list of ten wealthiest countries in the world.

1. Qatar
The resident population: 1.8 million people
Income per capita: 88.222 U.S. dollars per year

2. Luxemburg
The resident population: 502 thousand people
Income per capita: 81.466 U.S. dollars per year

3. Singapore
The resident population: 4.9 million people
Income per capita: 56.694 U.S. dollars per year

4. Norway
The resident population: 4.9 million people
Income per capita: 51.959 U.S. dollars per year

5. Brunei Darussalam
The resident population: 388 thousand people
Income per capita: 48.333 U.S. dollars per year

6. United Arab Emirates
The resident population: 8.2 million people
Income per capita: 47.439 U.S. dollars per year

7. United States of America
The resident population: 313 million people
Income per capita: 46.860 U.S. dollars per year

8. Hong Kong
Population Population: 7 million people
Income per capita: 45.944 U.S. dollars per year

9. Switzerland
The resident population: 7.7 million people
Income per capita: 41.950 U.S. dollars per year

10. Netherlands
The resident population: 16 million people
Income per capita: 40.973 U.S. dollars per year

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