5 out of 10 ten richest countries are from Asia!
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/w...w/12042720.cmsDUBAI: Qatar has been ranked as the world's wealthiest country in a new list compiled by the prestigious US magazine Forbes.
The Gulf State with a population of 1.7 million topped the list as the world's richest country per capita, thanks to a rebound in oil prices and its massive natural gas reserves.
Adjusted for purchasing power, Qatar booked an estimated gross domestic product per capita of more than $ 88,000 for 2010, Forbes said, compared with $ 47,500 for the UAE, which was placed sixth while Kuwait stood at 15th in the list.
Qatar, which will host the 2022 Football World Cup and is also in the running for the 2020 Olympic Games, has been a high-profile investor in recent times.
Hong-Kong not a country just a city
Brunei population not even 500.000
Singapore again just a city.
Kuwait, Emirates -----oil money.
Of course if you want to play the Asia Strong!!!11!1! sure ....
Last edited by Al-Bundy; 02-26-2012 at 09:37 AM.
see it for yourself
Last edited by CrYsIs; 02-26-2012 at 10:17 AM.
Before the soviets it was a pretty wealthy region, especially in medieval times.
Because of the low wages and room for improvement, i'd say eastern-europe is going to outgrow western europe, that is if they leave the EU..
Dude you are missing the point!
Your article mentioned some "city-states" like Hong Kong(not a state by the way), Singapore, desert oil sheikdoms and Brunei of 400.000 people.
By your logic we should also include Lichtenstein , Monaco, The Vatican as the richest countries in the world.
When someone mentions the word " Asian country" i am imagining countries like Japan and Vietnam but not Hong-Kong or Macau.
When someones mentions the word "European country" i am thinking about Austria or Portugal but not Andora, San Marino, Lichnestein ... The Vatican.
Also who wants to live in the Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar... without being able to enjoy the simple things in life.
As others point out.
Hope they get better.“Also, in some countries, the wealth is equally distributed, while in others it’s very unequally distributed,” Clementi says. “In Qatar, for example, the way it’s distributed is very unequal, and much of the population is actually very poor. The GDP is high because of oil revenues.”
Another 3rd rate oil rich gulf country. The way they treat Asians ( Indian/Pakistani/Phillipinos ) and many others from third world just shows how primitive they are.
Not to mention totally a dumbass and lazy local population. Good for nothing except driving cars at stupid speeds on the highways....!!!!
They can keep their money ....
I like oil rich countries like Norway. compare a Norweigen with a Qatari .....AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN ...!!!!
all of us have already reached to a conclusion that many rich ME countries are rich because of their oil resources which they have disproportional to their size.We also know that those country may have loads of cash and resources but their culture and civilization does not match the ethos of 21century.They can best be described as a rich medieval country in the 21st century.