Where the World's Millionaires Live

By Nikhil Hutheesing - 2013-05-30T16:00:09Z

Photograph by Aurore Belkin/Getty Images

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1. Qatar    

Population: 2 million
Percentage of millionaire households: 14.3%

Oil and gas account for more than 50 percent of GDP and have given Qatar the world’s highest per capita income and made it the country with the lowest unemployment. Qatar is opening a new airport this year, with an annual passenger capacity of 24 million, and will host soccer's FIFA World Cup in 2022 -- events that will help accelerate infrastructure projects such as the metro system. There were 50,000 millionaire households here in 2012, according to The Boston Consulting Group. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, Qatar's ruler, is its richest inhabitant.