Which countries will be the richest in 2050?

No one can predict what the future holds for any country in the world, more so with regard to its economy, which is affected by a variety of factors, often out of its control.

However, through complex analysis which takes into consideration factors such as financial indexes, the quality of a nation’s education system and its fertility rates, a projection can be made with regard to the financial prospects of each country.

Such an analysis has been conducted by HSBC, which studied the economies of 100 nations to make specific predictions on which countries will be the richest in 2050.

So, if you are wondering how the world economy will look 35 years from now, these are the best guesses based on what’s known in 2015.

1. China – $25.33 trillion

2. United States – $22.27 trillion

3. India – $8.17 trillion

4. Japan – $6.43 trillion

5. Germany – $3.71 trillion

6. United Kingdom – $3.58 trillion

7. Brazil – $2.96 trillion

8. Mexico – $2.81 trillion

9. France – $2.75 trillion

10. Canada – $2.29 trillion

11. Italy – $2.19 trillion

12. Turkey – $2.15 trillion

13. South Korea – $2.06 trillion

14. Spain – $1.95 trillion

15. Russia – $1.87 trillion

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