List of countries by total wealth

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Countries by total wealth (trillions USD)

National net wealth, also known as national net worth, is the total sum of the value of a nation's assets minus its liabilities. It refers to the total value of net wealth possessed by the citizens of a nation at a set point in time.[1] This figure is an important indicator of a nation's ability to take on debt and sustain spending and is influenced not only by real estate prices, equity market prices, exchange rates, liabilities and incidence in a country of the adult population, but also human resources, natural resources and capital and technological advancements, which may create new assets or render others worthless in the future. The most significant component by far among most developed nations is commonly reported as household net wealth or worth and reflects infrastructure investment. National wealth can fluctuate, as evidenced in the United States data following the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent economic recovery. During periods when equity markets experienced strong growth, the relative national and per capita wealth of the countries where people are more exposed on those markets, such as the United States and United Kingdom, tend to rise. On the other hand, when equity markets are depressed, the relative wealth the countries where people invest more in real estate or bonds, such as France and Italy, tend to rise instead.[2]

List of countries/ geographic regions by total wealth[edit]

Top 12 Countries by Total Wealth, 2019

  United States (29.4%)
  China (17.7%)
  Japan (6.9%)
  Germany (4.1%)
  United Kingdom (4.1%)
  France (3.8%)
  India (3.5%)
  Italy (3.1%)
  Canada (2.4%)
  Spain (2.2%)
  South Korea (2.2%)
  Australia (2.0%)
  Rest (18.9%)
List by Credit Suisse (2019)[3][4][5]
Rank Country/geographic region Total wealth
(billions USD)
Share of total
World 360,603 100%
Northern America 114,607 31.8%
1  United States 105,990 29.4%
Europe 90,752 25.2%
Asia-Pacific (excluding China and India) 64,778 18.0%
2  China 63,827 17.7%
3  Japan 24,992 6.9%
4  Germany 14,660 4.1%
5  United Kingdom 14,630 4.0%
6  France 13,729 3.8%
7  India 12,614 3.5%
8  Italy 11,358 3.1%
Latin America 9,906 2.7%
9  Canada 8,573 2.4%
10  Spain 7,772 2.2%
11  South Korea 7,302 2.0%
12  Australia 7,202 2.0%
Africa 4,119 1.1%
13  Taiwan 4,062 1.1%
14   Switzerland 3,877 1.1%
15  Netherlands 3,719 1.0%
16  Brazil 3,535 1.0%
17  Hong Kong 3,066 0.9%
18  Russia 3,052 0.8%
19  Mexico 2,701 0.7%
20  Belgium 2,194 0.6%
21  Sweden 2,049 0.6%
22  Austria 1,950 0.5%
23  Indonesia 1,823 0.5%
24  Poland 1,771 0.5%
25  Saudi Arabia 1,556 0.4%
26  Singapore 1,381 0.4%
27  Turkey 1,355 0.4%
28  Denmark 1,271 0.4%
29  Thailand 1,160 0.3%
30  Portugal 1,098 0.3%
31  Norway 1,096 0.3%
32  Israel 1,081 0.3%
33  New Zealand 1,072 0.3%
34  Ireland 951 0.3%
35  United Arab Emirates 922 0.3%
36  Egypt 898 0.2%
37  Greece 867 0.2%
38  Vietnam 797 0.2%
39  Finland 795 0.2%
40  Iran 775 0.2%
41  South Africa 770 0.2%
42  Philippines 764 0.2%
43  Chile 759 0.2%
44  Bangladesh 697 0.2%
45  Malaysia 682 0.2%
46  Romania 668 0.2%
47  Colombia 562 0.2%
48  Czech Republic 550 0.2%
49  Pakistan 465 0.1%
50  Nigeria 443 0.1%
51  Kuwait 405 0.1%
52  Peru 377 0.1%
53  Hungary 346 0.1%
54  Qatar 328 0.1%
55  Iraq 327 0.1%
56  Kazakhstan 320 0.1%
57  Argentina 311 0.1%
58  Ukraine 308 0.1%
59  Morocco 305 0.1%
60  Sri Lanka 297 0.1%
61  Slovakia 287 0.1%
62  Algeria 252 0.1%
63  Kenya 249 0.1%
64  Bulgaria 243 0.1%
65  Lebanon 232 0.1%
66  Croatia 209 0.1%
67  Ecuador 205 0.1%
67  Slovenia 205 0.1%
69  Serbia 170 0.0%
70  Luxembourg 165 0.0%
71  Ethiopia 163 0.0%
72  Oman 156 0.0%
73  Jordan 146 0.0%
74  Belarus 123 0.0%
75  El Salvador 122 0.0%
76  Costa Rica 119 0.0%
77  Myanmar 116 0.0%
78  Lithuania 115 0.0%
79  Tunisia 112 0.0%
80  Panama 108 0.0%
81  Cyprus 107 0.0%
82  Bahrain 106 0.0%
83  Iceland 95 0.0%
84  Latvia 93 0.0%
85  Azerbaijan 83 0.0%
86  Tanzania 82 0.0%
87  Estonia 81 0.0%
87  Libya 81 0.0%
89  Bolivia 78 0.0%
89  Bosnia and Herzegovina 78 0.0%
91  Uruguay 76 0.0%
92  Yemen 72 0.0%
93  Albania 70 0.0%
94    Nepal 68 0.0%
95  Ghana 66 0.0%
96  Turkmenistan 57 0.0%
97  Cambodia 53 0.0%
98  Paraguay 51 0.0%
99  Malta 50 0.0%
100  Angola 49 0.0%
101  Mauritius 48 0.0%
102  Armenia 42 0.0%
102  Jamaica 42 0.0%
104  Moldova 41 0.0%
104  Trinidad and Tobago 41 0.0%
106  Democratic Republic of the Congo 40 0.0%
107  Zimbabwe 39 0.0%
108  Georgia 37 0.0%
108  Nicaragua 37 0.0%
110  Cameroon 33 0.0%
110  Senegal 33 0.0%
110  Papua New Guinea 30 0.0%
110  Uganda 30 0.0%
114  Laos 27 0.0%
115  Montenegro 26 0.0%
116  Afghanistan 25 0.0%
117  Namibia 24 0.0%
118  Bahamas 22 0.0%
118  Rwanda 22 0.0%
120  Botswana 21 0.0%
120  Kyrgyzstan 21 0.0%
120  Madagascar 21 0.0%
120  Syria 21 0.0%
124  Zambia 20 0.0%
125  Tajikistan 18 0.0%
126  Gabon 17 0.0%
127  Mali 16 0.0%
128  Barbados 14 0.0%
128  Brunei 14 0.0%
128  Guinea 14 0.0%
131  Burkina Faso 13 0.0%
131  Equatorial Guinea 13 0.0%
133  Benin 12 0.0%
133  Malawi 12 0.0%
133  Mongolia 12 0.0%
133  Mozambique 12 0.0%
137  Sudan 11 0.0%
138  Eritrea 10 0.0%
138  Niger 10 0.0%
140  Fiji 9 0.0%
141  Chad 8 0.0%
142  Republic of the Congo 7 0.0%
142  Maldives 7 0.0%
144  Mauritania 6 0.0%
145  Aruba 5 0.0%
145  Guyana 5 0.0%
145  Haiti 5 0.0%
145  Liberia 5 0.0%
145  St. Lucia 5 0.0%
145  Togo 5 0.0%
151  Samoa 4 0.0%
151  Seychelles 4 0.0%
151  Solomon Islands 4 0.0%
154  Burundi 3 0.0%
154  Grenada 3 0.0%
154  Sierra Leone 3 0.0%
154  Timor-Leste 3 0.0%
154  Tonga 3 0.0%
159  Antigua and Barbuda 2 0.0%
159  Belize 2 0.0%
159  Central African Republic 2 0.0%
159  Comoros 2 0.0%
159  Djibouti 2 0.0%
159  Dominica 2 0.0%
159  Gambia 2 0.0%
159  Guinea-Bissau 2 0.0%
159  Lesotho 2 0.0%
159  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0.0%
159  Suriname 2 0.0%
159  Vanuatu 2 0.0%
171  Sao Tome and Principe 0 0.0%

Differences by country[edit]

In the following table are ranked the 30 countries by the largest national net wealth from 2000 to 2019 according to Credit Suisse S.A. (October 2019).[3]

The 30 largest countries by net national wealth (in billions USD)
Rank Country 2000 Country 2005 Country 2010 Country 2015 Country 2019 Country Peak value Peak year
World 116,907 World 178,652 World 238,958 World 289,934 World 360,603 World 360,603 2019
1  United States 42,320  United States 59,921  United States 60,230  United States 83,586  United States 105,990  United States 105,990 2019
2  Japan 19,404  Japan 19,476  Japan 24,800  China 46,546  China 63,827  China 63,898 2017
3  United Kingdom 6,565  United Kingdom 10,949  China 24,735  Japan 21,555  Japan 24,992  Japan 29,718 2011
4  Germany 6,160  France 9,679  France 13,479  United Kingdom 13,871  Germany 14,660  Germany 14,660 2019
5  Italy 5,522  Italy 9,457  Germany 11,892  Germany 11,990  United Kingdom 14,341  United Kingdom 14,524 2007
6  France 4,704  Germany 9,073  Italy 11,504  France 11,575  France 13,729  France 14,281 2007
7  China 3,704  China 8,523  United Kingdom 10,965  Italy 10,489  India 12,614  Italy 12,820 2007
8  Canada 2,612  Spain 6,905  Spain 8,670  India 8,719  Italy 11,358  India 12,614 2019
9  Spain 2,497  Canada 4,357  Canada 6,717  Canada 6,900  Canada 8,573  Spain 10,296 2007
10  Taiwan 1,786  South Korea 3,512  Australia 6,097  Australia 6,418  Spain 7,772  Canada 8,728 2017
11  South Korea 1,715  Australia 3,480  India 5,900  Spain 6,167  South Korea 7,302  Australia 8,019 2017
12  Netherlands 1,591  Netherlands 2,524  South Korea 4,843  South Korea 6,125  Australia 7,202  South Korea 7,531 2017
13  Australia 1,500  India 2,380  Netherlands 3,311   Switzerland 3,401  Taiwan 4,062  Taiwan 4,149 2017
14   Switzerland 1,273  Taiwan 2,287  Brazil 3,169  Taiwan 3,340   Switzerland 3,877   Switzerland 3,877 2019
15  India 1,230   Switzerland 1,737  Taiwan 3,024  Netherlands 2,999  Netherlands 3,719  Brazil 3,795 2017
16  Mexico 1,219  Belgium 1,488   Switzerland 2,522  Brazil 2,750  Brazil 3,535  Netherlands 3,719 2019
17  Belgium 931  Mexico 1,445  Belgium 1,953  Mexico 2,387  Hong Kong 3,066  Russia 3,196 2013
18  Hong Kong 840  Austria 1,188  Russia 1,745  Hong Kong 2,285  Russia 3,052  Hong Kong 3,066 2019
19  Brazil 736  Brazil 1,127  Turkey 1,711  Belgium 1,943  Mexico 2,701  Mexico 2,701 2019
20  Austria 669  Greece 1,020  Austria 1,615  Russia 1,786  Belgium 2,194  Belgium 2,309 2017
21  Greece 618  Turkey 1,017  Mexico 1,585  Sweden 1,786  Sweden 2,049  Sweden 2,140 2017
22  Sweden 522  Sweden 966  Sweden 1,511  Turkey 1,755  Austria 1,950  Austria 1,950 2019
23  Israel 465  Hong Kong 920  Hong Kong 1,424  Austria 1,576  Indonesia 1,823  Turkey 1,946 2013
24  Denmark 451  Poland 894  Poland 1,388  Poland 1,385  Poland 1,771  Indonesia 1,823 2019
25  Poland 450  Russia 876  Greece 1,248  Indonesia 1,328  Saudi Arabia 1,556  Poland 1,814 2017
26  Turkey 442  Denmark 799  Indonesia 1,120  Saudi Arabia 1,179  Singapore 1,381  Greece 1,584 2007
27  Portugal 419  Portugal 762  Denmark 1,022  Singapore 1,070  Turkey 1,355  Saudi Arabia 1,556 2019
28  Indonesia 367  United Arab Emirates 742  Norway 974  Denmark 1,048  Denmark 1,271  Singapore 1,381 2019
29  Norway 350  Norway 684  Portugal 955  Egypt 1,042  Thailand 1,160  Denmark 1,280 2017
30  Singapore 324  Ireland
 South Africa
589  Singapore 871  Portugal 904  Portugal 1,098  Thailand 1,160 2019

The following table indicates the share of global wealth of the ten largest countries by net national wealth at given years. The share of global wealth of a country that is 5% or greater at a given year is emboldened.

Share of global wealth of the ten largest countries by net national wealth at given years (%)
2000-09
Year  Australia  Canada  China  France  Germany  Italy  Japan  South Korea  Spain  Taiwan  United Kingdom  United States Aggregate share of the top 10
2000 2.2% 3.2% 4.0% 5.3% 4.7% 16.6% 2.1% 1.5% 5.6% 36.2% 81.4%
2001 2.2% 3.6% 4.1% 5.3% 4.7% 14.4% 2.4% 1.6% 5.8% 37.6% 81.7%
2002 2.0% 3.8% 4.7% 5.7% 5.4% 14.2% 1.7% 3.0% 6.3% 33.6% 80.4%
2003 2.0% 2.3% 3.8% 5.4% 6.0% 5.8% 13.3% 3.6% 6.4% 31.8% 80.4%
2004 2.0% 2.2% 4.0% 5.7% 5.9% 5.9% 11.8% 4.0% 6.7% 31.6% 79.8%
2005 2.4% 4.8% 5.4% 5.1% 5.3% 10.9% 2.0% 3.9% 6.1% 33.5% 79.4%
2006 2.1% 2.4% 5.1% 5.9% 5.1% 5.6% 9.7% 4.3% 6.5% 31.4% 78.1%
2007 2.3% 2.7% 6.1% 6.3% 5.4% 5.6% 8.8% 4.5% 6.4% 28.0% 76.1%
2008 1.8% 2.2% 8.5% 6.2% 5.5% 5.7% 11.5% 4.5% 4.5% 25.8% 76.2%
2009 2.5% 2.6% 8.8% 5.9% 5.5% 5.5% 10.5% 4.2% 4.9% 24.9% 75.3%


2010-19
Year  Australia  Canada  China  France  Germany  India  Italy  Japan  Spain  United Kingdom  United States Aggregate share of the top 10
2010 2.6% 2.8% 10.4% 5.6% 5.0% 4.8% 10.4% 3.6% 4.6% 25.2% 75.0%
2011 2.5% 2.8% 12.2% 5.3% 4.7% 4.4% 11.7% 3.5% 4.6% 24.2% 75.9%
2012 2.6% 2.9% 12.9% 5.0% 4.7% 4.3% 10.1% 3.0% 4.5% 24.8% 74.8%
2013 2.7% 14.3% 4.8% 4.8% 2.3% 4.2% 8.0% 2.7% 4.7% 26.4% 74.9%
2014 2.3% 2.7% 15.3% 4.3% 4.4% 2.6% 4.0% 7.3% 4.9% 28.0% 75.8%
2015 2.2% 2.4% 16.1% 4.0% 4.1% 3.0% 3.6% 7.4% 4.8% 28.8% 76.4%
2016 2.3% 2.5% 17.8% 3.8% 4.0% 3.1% 3.3% 7.3% 4.1% 28.9% 77.1%
2017 2.3% 2.5% 18.2% 4.0% 4.1% 3.5% 3.3% 6.8% 4.1% 27.4% 76.2%
2018 2.2% 2.4% 17.6% 3.9% 4.1% 3.4% 3.2% 6.8% 4.1% 29.1% 76.8%
2019 2.4% 17.7% 3.8% 4.1% 3.5% 3.1% 6.9% 2.2% 4.0% 29.4% 77.1%

List of continents, Asia-Pacific, China and India by total wealth[edit]

Worlds regions by share of total world's wealth, 2019

  Northern America (31.8%)
  Europe (25.2%)
  Asia-Pacific (18%)
  China (17.7%)
  India (3.5%)
  Latin America (2.7%)
  Africa (1.1%)
List by Credit Suisse (2019)[5]
Rank Continent/region/country Total wealth
(trillions USD)
Share
- World 360.6 100%
1 Northern America 114.6 31.8%
2 Europe 90.8 25.2%
3 Asia-Pacific (excluding China and India) 64.8 18%
4 China 63.8 17.7%
5 India 12.6 3.5%
6 Latin America 9.9 2.7%
7 Africa 4.1 1.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)". stat.gov.tw. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ Anthony Shorrocks; Jim Davies; Rodrigo Lluberas (November 2017). "Global Wealth Report". Credit Suisse. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) Report. Databook. Downloadable data sheets. See Table 2.4 (page 102) of databook for wealth estimates by country. See page 104 for total wealth of continents.
  3. ^ a b "Global wealth report". www.credit-suisse.com. Credit Suisse. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Global wealth report 2019" (PDF). Credit Suisse. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Global wealth databook 2019" (PDF). Credit Suisse.