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The 5 richest countries in the world

The Motley Fool recently released a list of the 5 richest nations among the world's 50 largest economies, compiled from data from the International Monetary Fund's 2013 estimates. 

The

nations are sorted by GDP per capita and adjusted for purchasing-power

parity. While at least one expected name makes the list, a few may

surprise you.