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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:19 AM

1. Look at this article of the 25 "richest" countries in the world. Read the USA, #12.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/07/richest-countries-in-the-world/39630693/

12. United States

GNI per capita: $55,351

2017 GDP: $17.7 trillion (2nd out of 196 countries)

Population: 325.1 million

Life expectancy at birth: 78.5 years

One of the wealthiest nations in the world, the United States has a GNI per capita of more than $55,000. With such relative prosperity, the United States has been an attractive destination for immigrants, and the U.S. reported net migration of 4.5 million people in 2017, the highest total of any nation in the world.

Unlike nearly every other nation to rank among the richest in the world, the United States does not rely heavily on exports. The total export value of goods and services from the United States is equal to just 12.1% of GDP, the lowest share on this list and one of the lowest in the world. For context, exports are equal to an average of 29.4% of GDP globally. Among the 25 richest countries for which there is data, the United States also has the highest level of income inequality.

(emphasis mine)

Most of the other 25 wealthiest countries in the world have a longer life expectancy than the USA, also.

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