The World's 10 Poorest Nations

Democratic Republic of Congo has lowest GNI per capita
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2016 8:16 AM CST
The World's 10 Poorest Nations
Congolese children play football on a dirt field in Goma.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Many Americans make more in a week than residents in some of the poorest countries earn in an entire year, reports 24/7 Wall St., which has ranked the poorest countries in the world based on gross national income. GNI includes residents' net incomes as well as the country's gross domestic product. Here are the 10 poorest countries by GNI per capita:

  1. Democratic Republic of Congo: $680
  2. Liberia: $683
  3. Burundi: $691
  4. Niger: $889
  5. Guinea: $1,058
  6. Malawi: $1,073
  7. Mozambique: $1,098
  8. Togo: $1,262
  9. Madagascar: $1,320
  10. Comoros: $1,361
Click for the full list, or see the richest and poorest US states. (More Democratic Republic of Congo stories.)

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