National net wealth, also referred to as national net worth, represents the total value of a country's assets minus its liabilities.
It is the collective net worth of a country's population at a certain period in time.
This metric is an important indicator of a country's ability to incur debt and sustain expenditure, and it is influenced by a variety of factors.
These factors include real estate and equity market prices, exchange rates, liabilities, population demographics, and the presence of human resources, natural resources, capital, and technological advancements.
Data from Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Databook 2022 was analyzed to determine the world's wealthiest countries.
This database computes wealth (as of 2021) by deducting debt from the value of financial and non-financial assets.
This value is equivalent to a country's national net worth. It also compared these countries' total wealth in 2010 to analyze the percentage change in their wealth patterns nearly a decade later.
This will not only show which countries are the wealthiest but also how quickly their wealth is growing.
Total Wealth In 2021: $10.649 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $6.662 Tn
Percentage Change: 59.8%
Australia is a sovereign country located on the Australian continent and its surrounding islands, with Canberra serving as its capital and Sydney serving as its most populous city and financial centre.
It has a strong market economy and a high per capita income.
Australia is a regional power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, G20, OECD, WTO, and Pacific Islands Forum.
It is also a major non-NATO ally of the US and a member of various defence/security groups, including ANZUS, AUKUS, and Five Eyes.
Australia is one of the world's wealthiest countries, with a total worth of $10.649 trillion in 2021.
Total Wealth In 2021: $11.512 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $11.545 Tn
Percentage Change: -0.28%
Italy is a country in Southern and Western Europe, with Rome serving as its capital and largest city.
It is a founding and leading member of the European Union, as well as a member of other international organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, having a total worth of $11.512 trillion in 2021.
Total Wealth In 2021: $12.362 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $6.832 Tn
Percentage Change: 80.9%
Canada is the second-largest country in North America by total area, with 10 provinces and three territories.
With the United States, it shares the world's longest international land boundary.
Ottawa is Canada's capital, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Canada's economy is developed, with one of the highest nominal per capita incomes in the world, owing primarily to its enormous natural resources and well-established international trade networks.
Total Wealth In 2021: $14.225 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $6.810 Tn
Percentage Change: 108.8%
India, officially known as the Republic of India, is located in Asia's southern hemisphere.
It is the seventh-largest country in terms of geographical area, and it has the highest population among all countries as of May 1, 2023.
India is widely regarded as the world's greatest democracy, and it has operated as a federal republic with a democratic parliamentary system since 1950.
As a diverse, multilingual, and multi-ethnic society, the country is distinguished by its diversity.
Furthermore, India is a nuclear-weapon state with enormous military spending.
In terms of net wealth, it is one of the richest countries in the world.
Total Wealth In 2021: $15.992 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $13.526 Tn
Percentage Change: 18.2%
France is a Western European unitary semi-presidential republic.
Its capital is Paris, and its important cities include Marseille, Lyon, and Bordeaux.
France has a long history as a global centre of art, science, and philosophy, and it is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council as well as a nuclear-weapon state.
France is a founding member of the European Union and an active participant in several international organisations, including NATO, the OECD, and the Francophonie.
Total Wealth In 2021: $16.261 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $11.199 Tn
Percentage Change: 45.2%
The United Kingdom, usually known as Britain, is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
It is a nuclear-armed country that has been a member of the United Nations Security Council since 1946.
It is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the OECD, the Five Eyes, NATO, and AUKUS.
It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, having a total wealth of $16.261 trillion in 2021.
Total Wealth In 2021: $17.489 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $11.934 Tn
Percentage Change: 46.5%
The Federal Republic of Germany is a prosperous country in Central Europe that provides social security, universal healthcare, and free university education.
Frankfurt is the main financial centre of the country, while Berlin is both the capital and the most populous city.
Germany is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G20, and the OECD, among others.
Total Wealth In 2021: $25.692 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $28.640 Tn
Percentage Change: -10.2%
Japan is an East Asian island nation with Tokyo as its capital and largest metropolis.
It is regarded as a cultural superpower due to its well-known art, food, film, music, and popular culture industries, which include anime, manga, and video games.
Despite having the longest life expectancy in the world, Japan is facing population loss. It is one of the world's wealthiest countries.
However, in 2021, the country's overall wealth was $25.692 trillion, a 10.2% decrease from its 2010 value of $28.640 trillion.
Total Wealth In 2010: $25.493 Tn
Percentage Change: 233.8%
The People's Republic of China is a Communist-led East Asian country.
The national capital is Beijing, whereas Shanghai is the most populous city and greatest financial centre.
China is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council as well as the founder of various regional institutions, including the Silk Road Fund and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
It belongs to several international organizations, including the BRICS, G8+5, G20, APEC, and the East Asia Summit.
China is a nuclear-weapon state with the world's largest standing army.
It boasts one of the world's fastest-growing major economies and is the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer.
China is ranked second on our ranking of the world's top ten richest countries.
Total Wealth In 2021: $145.793 Tn
Total Wealth In 2010: $64.661 Tn
Percentage Change: 125.4%
The United States of America is a North American country with Washington, D.C. as its capital and New York metropolis as its major metropolis and financial centre.
It is both the world's second-largest exporter and importer.
The United States is a founding member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, World Bank, IMF, NATO, and the Organisation of American States.
It also serves as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
The United States is a global military, political, cultural, and scientific power.
The overall wealth of the United States was $145.793 trillion in 2021, up 125.4% from 2010, making it the richest country in the world by net value.
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