List of countries by distribution of wealth

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This is a list of countries by distribution of wealth, including Gini coefficients. Wealth distribution can vary greatly from income distribution in a country. See: List of countries by income equality.

Higher Gini coefficients signify greater inequality in wealth distribution, with 1 being complete inequality and 0 being complete equality. "The top 10 per cent owned 71 per cent of world wealth, and the Gini coefficient for the global distribution of wealth is estimated to be 0.804, indicating greater inequality than that observed in the global distribution of consumption or income."[1]

The table below is for 2000, and is based on Purchasing power parity (PPP) dollars, based on a 2008 working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Country population (1000s) adults (1000s) Share of world population (%) Share of adult population (%) Wealth per capita Wealth per adult Share of world wealth (%) GDP per capita Share of world GDP (%) Wealth Gini
World 6085576 3697511 100.00 100.00 26416 43494 100.00 7675 100.00 0.804
 Albania 3062 1851 0.05 0.05 10574 17497 0.02 3658 0.02 0.642
 Algeria 30463 16353 0.50 0.44 7320 13635 0.14 6107 0.40 0.670
 Antigua and Barbuda 77 52 0.00 0.00 20944 30915 0.00 18007 0.00 0.747
 Argentina 36896 23307 0.61 0.63 36740 58161 0.84 11729 0.93 0.740
 Armenia 3082 1986 0.05 0.05 9480 14711 0.02 3068 0.02 0.684
 Australia 19071 13690 0.31 0.37 90906 126635 1.08 27193 1.11 0.622
 Austria 8096 6271 0.13 0.17 73047 94305 0.37 24836 0.43 0.646
 Azerbaijan 8143 4816 0.13 0.13 6737 11391 0.03 3555 0.06 0.678
 Bangladesh 128916 66483 2.12 1.80 6305 12226 0.51 1772 0.49 0.660
 Barbados 266 190 0.00 0.01 102932 144376 0.02 17526 0.01 0.706
 Belarus 10029 7335 0.17 0.20 14659 20043 0.09 8738 0.19 0.628
 Belgium 10304 7896 0.17 0.21 86205 112492 0.55 25008 0.55 0.662
 Belize 242 119 0.00 0.00 12550 25444 0.00 7170 0.00 0.763
 Benin 7197 3112 0.12 0.08 3378 7812 0.02 1225 0.02 0.713
 Bolivia 8317 4171 0.14 0.11 6654 13269 0.03 2934 0.05 0.762
 Botswana 1754 851 0.03 0.02 15719 32401 0.02 7703 0.03 0.751
 Brazil 173858 104213 2.86 2.82 19676 32825 2.13 7745 2.88 0.784
 Bulgaria 7997 6192 0.13 0.17 15120 19527 0.08 6356 0.11 0.652
 Burkina Faso 11292 4591 0.19 0.12 2123 5222 0.02 986 0.02 0.728
 Burundi 6486 2607 0.11 0.07 1876 4668 0.01 619 0.01 0.699
 Cambodia 12744 5847 0.21 0.16 4890 10658 0.04 1859 0.05 0.714
 Cameroon 14856 6819 0.24 0.18 5290 11525 0.05 2301 0.07 0.711
 Canada 30689 22764 0.50 0.62 89252 120326 1.70 28731 1.89 0.688
 Cape Verde 451 202 0.01 0.01 10801 24144 0.00 4299 0.00 0.688
 Central African Republic 3777 1738 0.06 0.05 1949 4235 0.01 1148 0.01 0.782
 Chad 8216 3501 0.14 0.10 1726 4051 0.01 959 0.02 0.681
 Chile 15412 9809 0.25 0.27 27536 43265 0.26 10389 0.34 0.777
 China 1251788 842063 20.57 22.77 11267 16749 8.77 3844 10.30 0.550
 Colombia 42120 24197 0.69 0.65 13826 24067 0.36 5796 0.52 0.765
 Comoros 699 315 0.01 0.01 5182 11490 0.00 1823 0.00 0.711
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 50052 21050 0.82 0.57 1400 3328 0.04 669 0.07 0.711
 Republic of the Congo 3438 1468 0.06 0.04 2806 6573 0.01 2533 0.02 0.711
 Costa Rica 3929 2284 0.07 0.06 14718 25319 0.04 5873 0.05 0.732
 Ivory Coast 16735 7529 0.28 0.20 5212 11584 0.05 2028 0.07 0.712
 Croatia 4505 3430 0.07 0.09 22021 28925 0.06 9547 0.09 0.654
 Czech Republic 10267 7889 0.17 0.21 32431 42205 0.21 14844 0.33 0.626
 Denmark 5340 4072 0.09 0.11 66191 86807 0.22 28539 0.33 0.808
 Dominica 78 46 0.00 0.00 12717 21500 0.00 8284 0.00 0.763
 Dominican Republic 8265 4462 0.14 0.12 13873 25696 0.07 5654 0.10 0.723
 Ecuador 12306 6770 0.20 0.18 6758 12285 0.05 3720 0.10 0.760
 Egypt 67285 35550 1.11 0.96 15541 29415 0.65 4406 0.64 0.689
 El Salvador 6280 3389 0.10 0.09 18408 34115 0.07 4622 0.06 0.746
 Equatorial Guinea 449 206 0.01 0.01 7404 16110 0.00 10302 0.01 0.688
 Estonia 1367 1016 0.02 0.03 24556 33023 0.02 10873 0.03 0.675
 Ethiopia 68525 30020 1.13 0.81 1412 3224 0.06 720 0.11 0.652
 Fiji 811 453 0.01 0.01 9928 17764 0.01 4950 0.01 0.709
 Finland 5177 3905 0.09 0.11 53154 70461 0.17 24416 0.27 0.615
 France 59278 44358 0.97 1.20 94557 126360 3.49 23614 3.00 0.730
 Gabon 1272 603 0.02 0.02 14833 31279 0.01 7780 0.02 0.784
 Gambia 1316 643 0.02 0.02 3894 7964 0.00 1329 0.00 0.723
 Georgia 4720 3326 0.08 0.09 12358 17537 0.04 5315 0.05 0.725
 Germany 82344 64810 1.35 1.75 90768 115325 4.65 23917 4.22 0.667
 Ghana 19867 9418 0.33 0.26 3903 8234 0.05 1376 0.06 0.692
 Greece 10975 8568 0.18 0.23 69855 89477 0.48 15558 0.37 0.654
 Grenada 102 60 0.00 0.00 15250 25782 0.00 6410 0.00 0.763
 Guatemala 11166 4986 0.18 0.14 12858 28796 0.09 4335 0.10 0.779
 Guinea-Bissau 1366 588 0.02 0.02 1673 3884 0.00 738 0.00 0.710
 Guinea 8434 3876 0.14 0.11 7756 16877 0.04 2961 0.05 0.693
 Guyana 744 433 0.01 0.01 5697 9790 0.00 4072 0.01 0.707
 Haiti 7939 3745 0.13 0.10 6244 13238 0.03 1798 0.03 0.755
 Honduras 6424 3025 0.11 0.08 5318 11293 0.02 2164 0.03 0.743
 Hong Kong 6637 5085 0.11 0.14 188699 246307 0.78 27893 0.40 0.740
 Hungary 10226 7834 0.17 0.21 31452 41055 0.20 11063 0.24 0.651
 Iceland 320 194 0.01 0.01 81945 118439 0.01 26929 0.02 0.664
 India 1021084 570595 16.78 15.43 6513 11655 4.14 2684 5.87 0.669
 Indonesia 209174 124446 3.44 3.37 7973 13401 1.04 4035 1.81 0.764
 Iran 66365 34053 1.09 0.92 16673 32494 0.69 7202 1.02 0.707
 Ireland 3801 2646 0.06 0.07 91432 131367 0.22 27197 0.22 0.581
 Israel 6084 3836 0.10 0.10 64633 102511 0.25 19148 0.25 0.677
 Italy 57715 46416 0.95 1.26 120897 150327 4.34 22876 2.83 0.609
 Jamaica 2585 1478 0.04 0.04 9601 16787 0.02 3464 0.02 0.686
 Japan 127034 100933 2.09 2.73 124858 157146 9.86 25924 7.05 0.547
 Jordan 4972 2474 0.08 0.07 10792 21687 0.03 4282 0.05 0.678
 Kazakhstan 15033 9507 0.25 0.26 13723 21699 0.13 8331 0.27 0.655
 Kenya 30689 13409 0.50 0.36 3442 7878 0.07 1316 0.09 0.699
 Kyrgyzstan 4952 2706 0.08 0.07 5174 9469 0.02 3205 0.03 0.680
 Latvia 2373 1770 0.04 0.05 18958 25422 0.03 8305 0.04 0.670
 Lebanon 3398 2024 0.06 0.06 20560 34522 0.04 6089 0.0 0.762
 Lesotho 1788 825 0.03 0.02 2876 6236 0.00 1492 0.01 0.767
 Lithuania 3500 2548 0.06 0.07 21566 29626 0.05 8397 0.06 0.666
 Luxembourg 435 328 0.01 0.01 185231 245479 0.05 48968 0.05 0.650
 Macau 444 310 0.01 0.01 71660 102755 0.02 23118 0.02 0.580
 Macedonia 2010 1398 0.03 0.04 14759 21214 0.02 5506 0.02 0.661
 Madagascar 16195 7260 0.27 0.20 2226 4965 0.02 877 0.03 0.722
 Malawi 11512 4970 0.19 0.13 2559 5927 0.02 808 0.02 0.736
 Malaysia 22997 12944 0.38 0.35 12458 22135 0.18 9422 0.46 0.733
 Mali 11647 4691 0.19 0.13 1798 4464 0.01 996 0.03 0.750
 Malta 392 284 0.01 0.01 74246 102515 0.02 18256 0.02 0.664
 Mauritania 2645 1225 0.04 0.03 3966 8566 0.01 1729 0.01 0.686
 Mauritius 1186 779 0.02 0.02 60398 91954 0.05 14406 0.04 0.661
 Mexico 100088 56132 1.65 1.52 23488 41881 1.46 9711 2.08 0.749
 Moldova 4275 2894 0.07 0.08 7790 11508 0.02 2212 0.02 0.691
 Morocco 29231 16167 0.48 0.44 12440 22491 0.23 4299 0.27 0.690
 Mozambique 17911 8088 0.29 0.22 2820 6245 0.03 1113 0.04 0.689
 Namibia 1894 874 0.03 0.02 8843 19159 0.01 6058 0.03 0.847
 Netherlands 15898 12046 0.26 0.33 121165 159910 1.20 25759 0.88 0.650
 New Zealand 3818 2678 0.06 0.07 55823 79585 0.13 20008 0.16 0.651
 Nicaragua 4959 2279 0.08 0.06 5161 11228 0.02 1947 0.02 0.755
 Niger 11782 4758 0.19 0.13 1755 4344 0.01 902 0.02 0.729
 Nigeria 117608 51431 1.93 1.39 905 2070 0.07 826 0.21 0.736
 Norway 4502 3337 0.07 0.09 79292 106970 0.22 32057 0.31 0.633
 Pakistan 142648 67968 2.34 1.84 5987 12566 0.53 2158 0.66 0.698
 Panama 2950 1731 0.05 0.05 15003 25571 0.03 6650 0.04 0.766
 Papua New Guinea 5299 2544 0.09 0.07 3629 7559 0.01 2326 0.03 0.738
 Paraguay 5470 2703 0.09 0.07 10879 22016 0.04 4801 0.06 0.766
 Peru 25952 14348 0.43 0.39 11577 20939 0.19 4799 0.27 0.738
 Philippines 75766 39206 1.25 1.06 12453 24066 0.59 4065 0.66 0.717
 Poland 38649 27858 0.64 0.75 24654 34204 0.59 9661 0.80 0.657
 Portugal 10225 7878 0.17 0.21 53811 69840 0.34 17089 0.37 0.667
 Puerto Rico 3835 2609 0.06 0.07 77876 114475 0.19 22242 0.18 0.753
 Romania 22117 16431 0.36 0.44 14806 19930 0.20 5024 0.24 0.651
 Russia 146560 107493 2.41 2.91 16579 22604 1.51 9996 3.14 0.699
 Rwanda 8025 3250 0.13 0.09 2955 7296 0.02 976 0.02 0.714
 São Tomé and Príncipe 140 62 0.00 0.00 3235 7251 0.00 1317 0.00 0.711
 Saudi Arabia 21484 10992 0.35 0.30 22025 43046 0.29 12374 0.57 0.737
 Senegal 10343 4547 0.17 0.12 4309 9802 0.03 1681 0.04 0.697
 Seychelles 77 43 0.00 0.00 26486 47673 0.00 11644 0.00 0.760
 Sierra Leone 4509 2136 0.07 0.06 2043 4311 0.01 734 0.01 0.687
 Singapore 4017 2890 0.07 0.08 113632 157942 0.28 28644 0.25 0.689
 Slovakia 5400 3900 0.09 0.11 24049 33297 0.08 12619 0.15 0.629
 Slovenia 1967 1521 0.03 0.04 37019 47867 0.05 16983 0.07 0.626
 South Africa 45610 25480 0.75 0.69 16266 29118 0.46 8017 0.78 0.763
 South Korea 46779 33242 0.77 0.90 45278 63716 1.32 14937 1.50 0.579
 Spain 40717 32165 0.67 0.87 93086 117837 2.36 19037 1.66 0.570
 Sri Lanka 19848 12689 0.33 0.34 10337 16168 0.13 3841 0.16 0.665
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 40 24 0.00 0.00 22339 37767 0.00 14627 0.00 0.763
 Saint Lucia 154 89 0.00 0.00 18013 31128 0.00 6823 0.00 0.763
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 116 64 0.00 0.00 13287 23932 0.00 7847 0.00 0.741
 Swaziland 1023 444 0.02 0.01 12773 29417 0.01 5047 0.01 0.780
 Sweden 8877 6735 0.15 0.18 78148 102996 0.43 24628 0.47 0.742
  Switzerland 7167 5497 0.12 0.15 137549 179345 0.61 28209 0.43 0.803
 Syria 16813 7920 0.28 0.21 8917 18929 0.09 4338 0.16 0.704
 Taiwan 22191 15476 0.37 0.42 100009 143405 1.38 19714 0.94 0.655
 Tajikistan 6159 2866 0.10 0.08 2940 6318 0.01 1380 0.02 0.664
 Tanzania 34763 15569 0.57 0.42 1216 2716 0.03 490 0.04 0.676
 Thailand 61438 40160 1.01 1.09 13920 21295 0.53 6715 0.88 0.710
 Togo 5364 2379 0.09 0.06 2217 4999 0.01 926 0.01 0.711
 Trinidad and Tobago 1285 817 0.02 0.02 51101 80369 0.04 13721 0.04 0.689
 Tunisia 9563 5638 0.16 0.15 20534 34833 0.12 7130 0.15 0.693
 Turkey 68234 40391 1.12 1.09 22379 37806 0.95 7414 1.08 0.718
 Uganda 24309 9370 0.40 0.25 2889 7495 0.04 1030 0.05 0.723
 United Kingdom 58670 43871 0.96 1.19 128959 172461 4.71 24252 3.09 0.697
 Ukraine 49116 36573 0.81 0.99 9547 12821 0.29 5147 0.54 0.667
 Uruguay 3342 2259 0.06 0.06 20926 30957 0.04 10285 0.07 0.708
 United States 284154 202865 4.67 5.49 143727 201319 25.40 35619 21.67 0.801
 Venezuela 24418 13707 0.40 0.37 14711 26206 0.22 7232 0.38 0.712
 Vietnam 78671 44025 1.29 1.19 5621 10045 0.28 2012 0.34 0.682
 Yemen 17937 7209 0.30 0.20 1426 3548 0.02 1293 0.05 0.613
 Zambia 10702 4517 0.18 0.12 2010 4762 0.01 841 0.02 0.766
 Zimbabwe 12595 5631 0.21 0.15 6104 13654 0.05 2607 0.07 0.845
population (1000s) adults (1000s) Share of world population (%) Share of adult population (%) Wealth per capita Wealth per adult Share of world wealth (%) GDP per capita Share of world GDP (%) Wealth Gini

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  1. ^ The Level and Distribution of Global Household Wealth. April 2008. By James B. Davies, Susanna Sandström, Anthony Shorrocks, and Edward N. Wolff.

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