The economic recession that hit the world in 2008 is continue till 2010. The impact of the recession has put some negative effects on all the largest or richest economies of the world including USA, Germany, France, UK and some other countries of the world. The countries which maintained their position despite of this economic crunch are on the top of the richest countries list. Here is the list of names of some of the richest countries or nations or states of the world.

Qatar is the richest country or nation in the world. It is an oil and gas rich Arab Emirate in the middle East. Qatar has the third largest gas reserves in the world. The GDP (PPP) per capita is 87,780 dollars.  Qatar is also the richest country of Asia according to GDP per capita.
Luxembourg is the second richest nation on the earth. Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and ranked 175th in size out of 194 independent countries of the world. The GDP (PPP) per capita income of this small country is 78,795. It is the richest country or state of Europe or EU.
Norway:- The country has a highly developed economy, and she maintains the position of the third richest nation in the world. It is a country in northern Europe occupying the western portion of the Spitsbergen peninsula. Norway is the second richest state in the Europe. The GDP of Norway is 53,370 per capita.
Brunei is a country located in the north coast of the Island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Brunei is the fourth richest and fastest growing gross domestic product at purchasing power parity (PPP). The GDP (PPP) per capita is 50,255 dollars.
Singapore:- Singapore is a micro state nation in Southeast Asia, but it is a fifth richest country in the world by GDP. This nation has a per capita GDP of 49,500 dollars. It is the third most richest country in Asian continent.
United States Of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The united states is the sixth richest country by GDP per capita in the world. The GDP per capita of USA is 46,463 dollars. In 2010 the economy of USA is showing some improvement. She is the richest state in North America.
Switzerland:- The country is situated in western Europe. Switzerland is the 7th richest country of the world. The GDP per capita of Switzerland is 42,998 dollars in the first half of 2010.
Hong Kong:- The Hong Kong dollar is the 9th most traded currency and it is the 8th richest country in the world. It is situated on China’s south coast and her per capita income is 42,880 dollars. Hong Kong is the third largest economy in the worldaccording to GDP per capita.
Ireland:- It lies to the north-west of continental Europe and is surround by hundreds of islands and islets. Ireland is the 9th richest country in the world. It is also the fourth largest economy in EU as its GDP per capita is 39,490 dollars.
Netherlands:- It is a constituent country of the kingdom of the Netherlands, located in North-west Europe. It is often called Holland and it is the 10th richest country in the world.  The GDP per capita of Netherlands is 39,380 dollars.
March 2, 2010 | G Abbas | 2 Comments | 463 views