Here Are the 10 Poorest Countries on Earth

Burundi tops the list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2017 11:50 AM CST
Here Are the 10 Poorest Countries on Earth
Burundi is the poorest nation on Earth.   (Getty Images/13160449)

As American lawmakers and financial experts debate economic disparity, 24/7 Wall St. takes a worldwide economic view—specifically, regarding which nations are the poorest on Earth. The site compared gross national income, or GNI, per capita from the World Bank for more than 170 nations, which is a close equivalent to figuring out what residents' average annual income is. Here, the top 10 poorest nations, plus their GNI per capita:

  1. Burundi; $280
  2. Malawi; $320
  3. Central African Republic; $370
  4. Liberia; $370
  5. Niger; $370
  6. Madagascar; $400
  7. Democratic Republic of Congo; $420
  8. The Gambia; $440
  9. Mozambique; $480
  10. Guinea; $490
Click for the full list, or check out the stark contrast of the world's richest nations. (More poverty stories.)

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