You may be surprised to learn that the United States is not the richest country in the world. In fact, it's not even close. The latest rankings of the World's richest and poorest countries was recently shared on Global Finance and the U.S came in at #9.
There are several standard methods accepted when defining the wealthiest countries but most prefer the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) data per capita.
This takes into account the PPP (purchasing power parity) when comparing generalized differences in living standards on the whole between nations. That way, the PPP takes into account the relative cost of living and the inflation rates, rather than just the exchange rates.
In 2015, the Country Economic Reports and GDP Data from the World Economic Outlook report placed Qatar at #1 with $146,011 dollars for the average resident. Compare that to the bottom of the list which was Central African Republic at #185 with a yearly average income of only $639 dollars!
The disparity between undeveloped third world countries and the top 10 reflects a huge problem in our world today. Those averaging less than a thousand dollars a year can't afford medical care, healthy food and safe shelter. And because of that, they are more prone to disease, famine and uninhabitable living conditions creating a cycle of more poverty.
But generous people, giving from a loving heart, can make a difference. A few of the non-profit organizations Giv360 donations can help are listed below:
Shot@Life is a non-profit trying to eradicate one facet of global poverty by providing vaccinations for those less fortunate, so they will not be plagued by preventable diseases. Did you know that every 20 seconds around the world, a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease?
CARE is a humanitarian organization developed to provide aid to over 97 million people around the globe. They invest in educating women and girls and have discovered that women's empowerment is key in the fight against extreme global poverty. "When women earn their own income, they lay the foundations for healthier and more educated future generations".
The IRC (International Rescue Committee) was founded in 1933 due to a request from Albert Einstein. This organization responds to the world's worst humanitarian crisis's and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives to prevent global poverty. The IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities.
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