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The World’s Top 20 Most Prosperous Economies, 2015

Despite being outside the European Union, Norway has been named the most prosperous economy in the world, followed by Switzerland and Denmark, according the Legatum Institute, a think-tank based out of Great Britain.

While New Zealand ranked fourth, Sweden fifth, Canada sixth, Australia seventh, with Netherlands and Finland taking the next two spots, the United States down in 11th. The Scandinavian countries scored highly for factors including education, entrepreneurship and opportunity, the economy, health and social capital.

Canada, Norway, New Zealand, Iceland and Ireland were ranked as the five most tolerant countries towards migrants. After measuring 142 countries across eight categories: economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom and social capital.

Here are the top 20 most prosperous economies:

1. Norway

2. Switzerland

3. Denmark

4. New Zealand

5. Sweden

6. Canada
7. Australia
8. Netherlands

9. Finland

10. Ireland

11. United States

12. Iceland

13. Luxembourg

14. Germany

15. United Kingdom

16. Austria

17. Singapore

18. Belgium

19. Japan

20. Hong Kong

Here are the top 20 least prosperous economies:

123. Iraq

124. Sierra Leone

125. Nigeria

126. Ethiopia

127. Congo, Rep.

128. Zimbabwe

129. Togo

130. Pakistan

131. Guinea

132. Liberia

133. Angola

134. Sudan

135. Yemen

136. Syria

137. Congo, Dem. Rep.

138. Burundi

139. Chad

140. Haiti

141. Afghanistan

142. Central African Republic

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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