Race, IQ, and Wealth: World’s Poorest and Richest States

The direct correlation between race, IQ, and achievement has been dramatically illustrated once again with the news that 33 of the world’s 60 poorest countries are in Africa.

The list, extracted from data collated by Global Finance Magazine, found that only four countries out of the bottom 25 are not African. They are Afghanistan, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, and Haiti.

Based on data from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the magazine ranked the world’s countries according to their GDP based on purchasing power parity per capita.

The PPP takes into account the relative cost of living and the inflation rates of the countries to compare living standards among the different nations.

The GDP per capita listed represents the amount of wealth produced in 2015 and is expressed in international dollars.

60. Guyana — GDP per capita: $7,919

59. Philippines — GDP per capita: $7,696

58. Bolivia — GDP per capita: $7,190

57. Angola — GDP per capita: $6,844

56. Republic of Congo — GDP per capita: $6,786

55. Cabo Verde — GDP per capita: $6,743

54. India — GDP per capita: $6,658

53. Uzbekistan — GDP per capita: $6,452

52. Vietnam — GDP per capita: $6,421

51. Myanmar — GDP per capita: $5,953

50. Nigeria — GDP per capita: $5,929

49. Laos — GDP per capita: $5,718

48. Samoa — GDP per capita: $5,368

47. Tonga — GDP per capita: $5,332

46. Nicaragua — GDP per capita: $5,280

45. Honduras — GDP per capita: $5,264

44. Moldova — GDP per capita: $5,217

43. Pakistan — GDP per capita: $5,120

42. Sudan — GDP per capita: $4,452

41. Mauritania — GDP per capita: $4,404

40. Ghana — GDP per capita: $4,380

39. Timor-Leste — GDP per capita: $4,186

38. Zambia — GDP per capita: $3,898

37. Bangladesh — GDP per capita: $3,890

36. Cambodia — GDP per capita: $3,735

35. Côte d’Ivoire — GDP per capita: $3,581

34. Tuvalu — GDP per capita: $3,566

33. Papua New Guinea — GDP per capita: $3,542

32. Kyrgyz Republic — GDP per capita: $3,467





31. Djibouti — GDP per capita: $3,369

30. Kenya — GDP per capita: $3,360

29. São Tomé and Príncipe — GDP per capita: $3,344

28. Cameroon — GDP per capita: $3,260

27. Marshall Islands — GDP per capita: $3,239

26. Lesotho — GDP per capita: $3,107

25. Tanzania — GDP per capita: $2,054

24. Afghanistan — GDP per capita: $2,051

23. Benin — GDP per capita: $1,957

22. Solomon Islands — GDP per capita: $1,877

21. Gambia — GDP per capita: $1,849

20. Haiti — GDP per capita: $1,846

19. Uganda — GDP per capita: £1,836

18. Burkina Faso — GDP per capita: $1,82

17. Rwanda — GDP per capita: $1,782

16. Comoros — GDP per capita: $1,735

15. Ethiopia — GDP per capita: $1,656

14. Kiribati — GDP per capita: $1,640

13. Mali — GDP per capita: $1,614

12. Togo — GDP per capita: $1,525

11. Guinea-Bissau — GDP per capita: $1,491

10. Madagascar — GDP per capita: $1,477

9. Guinea — GDP per capita: $1,388

8. Eritrea — GDP per capita: $1,210

7. Mozambique — GDP per capita: $1,208

6. Niger — GDP per capita: $1069

5. Burundi — GDP per capita: $951

4. Liberia — GDP per capita: $934

3. Malawi — GDP per capita: $819

2. Democratic Republic of Congo — GDP per capita: $753

1. Central African Republic — GDP per capita: $639

It is of course no coincidence that all of these states have dismally low IQs, with many hovering around the 60 point level.

The full report found that the richest countries in the world—excluding the artificially rich oil-producing nations whose GDP is completely unrelated to the people living in those states—are all European and South East Asian, precisely the states with the highest average IQ populations.


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