Last Updated on October 2, 2018
In case you don’t know, the United States is unbelievably wealthy. In fact, the GDP of America hits an overwhelming $19.32 trillion last year, which outclasses all other economies around the world.
So basically, there are many states that are richer than other large nations, including Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. Prepare yourself to be mind blown because these are the American states that are surprisingly richer than entire nations.
Oregon vs. Vietnam
Oregon is America’s 25th richest state due to its traditional combination of traditional industries, like mining, construction, and forestry. In addition to the high-tech and advanced manufacturing industries.
So its GDP hit $236.22 billion, which beats Vietnam’s GDP that hit $220.41 billion. This Asian country has been experiencing a rapid growth in its socialist-oriented different economy within the past 30 years.
Louisiana vs. Egypt
The energy industry has been fueling up Louisiana’s economy, along with agriculture, tourism, and fisheries. Also, this state is responsible for producing catfish and crawfish in the world.
In 2017, its total GDP reached $246.26 billion, which surpassed Egypt ($237.01 billion). This Arabic country has more population than Louisiana, 20 times to be exact, and it is very dependent on steel, natural gas, tourism, and cotton exports.
But the economy has been a little in bad shape within the last few years, but thanks to the improved security, it is now rapidly growing.
Connecticut vs. Finland
Connecticut is known to be an affluent place, and its main source of money is insurance, finance, and real estate. Connecticut’s GDP hit $260.83 billion, which outclasses Finland’s GDP $253.24 billion.
Finland is still a rich country that highly depends on kits mixed economy. The main industries of this nation include chemicals, agriculture, traditional forestry, high-tech, and advanced manufacturing.
Missouri vs. Bangladesh
The Show-Me State’s key industries are retail, healthcare, high-tech and advanced manufacturing. Missouri is also specialized in producing pork, soybeans, corn, and dairy products to the world.
So last year, its GDP totaled $304.9 billion, surpassing Bangladesh with GDP that hit $261.37 billion. However, Bangladesh is currently blooming. In fact, it is the highest-growing economy in the world. The principal industries are agriculture, garment manufacturing, and natural gas extraction.
Arizona vs. Columbia
Arizona’s tourism, mining, high-tech, and advanced manufacturing are its key industries. Its economy is noticeably nourishing, which helped its GPD to hit $319.85 billion, outclassing Colombia’s GPD $309.2 billion. Not only it is the 4th biggest economy in Latin America, but it is also blooming very rapidly.
Wisconsin vs. Singapore
Wisconsin has a great farming industry, tourism, IT, and manufacturing. These industries are what mostly made it the 20th wealthiest state. Its GDP in 2017 hit $324.06 billion, outclassing Singapore.
The Asian country that most people assume to be richer, but its GDP reached $323.9 billion, which doesn’t seem like a lot for a country that great.
Colorado vs. Denmark
Tourism, healthcare, food processing, high-tech, and advanced manufacturing have been fueling up the economy of Colorado since they are the most important industries. The GDP of Colorado in 2017 was $342.75 billion, beating the GDP of Denmark that reached $324.48 billion.
This country has almost the same population as Colorado, but it is less productive, which explains the differences.
Tennessee vs. Algeria and Qatar
Tennessee is actually richer than you think because it has many important industries, including tourism and agriculture. Tennessee’s GDP has reached $345.22 billion, beating the GPD of both Algeria and Qatar (their GPD together was $344.61 billion).
Shockingly, these two countries that are the largest oil exporters of the world are not as wealthy as Tennessee. Qatar is richer than Algeria, but it is still not as strong as this American state.
Minnesota vs. South Africa
With a diverse economy, Minnesota has different industries that can easily annual billions of dollars. They range from biomedical engineering to agricultural and mining.
So basically in 2017, its GPD hit $351.11 billion, outclassing South Africa’s GPD that was $349.3 billion. On the African continent, South Africa is the second largest economy after Nigeria.
Maryland vs. UAE
With a rich diversity of industries, Maryland pulls in most of the money from biomedical engineering and high-tech, advanced manufacturing. Also, commercial fishing and tourism are playing a big part.
The state’s GPD in 2017 reached $393.63 billion, beating the United Arab Emirates, which is very shocking. The GPD of this Arabic country hit $377.4 billion.
Since UAE is the wealthiest country in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia, the United States is basically the wealthiest country on this entire planet. The nation’s main source of income is the oil, while tourism became very important lately.