Poor in money, rich in wildlife.

Have you ever been to a truly poor country? I am not going to try to define what is a “truly” poor one, but there are 26 countries with less than one thousand USD in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. How many of them do you think are in Africa?

It goes without saying that most of the world’s poorest countries are in Africa. But how bad is it?

Very bad.

23 of the 26 countries with a GDP per capita of less than 1,000 USD are in fact in Africa, according to the World Bank. It measures GDP in USD per capita divided by the population (midyear). The 2010-2014 figures show that the poorest country in the world is 385 times poorer than the richest.

26. Lesotho: 996 USD

25. Zimbabwe: 936 USD

24. Comoros: 861 USD

23. Haiti : 832 USD (third non-African country)

22. Benin: 825 USD

21. Sierra Leone: 788 USD

20. Mali: 766 USD

19. Burkina Faso: 720 USD

18. Nepal: 698 USD (second non-African country)

17. Uganda: 677 USD

16. Afghanistan: 666 USD (first non-African country)

15. Rwanda: 652 USD

14. Togo: 646 USD

13. Mozambique: 619 USD

12. Eritrea: 590 USD

11. Guinea-Bissau: 586 USD

10. Ethiopia: 568 USD

9. Guinea: 550 USD

8. Congo, Democratic Republic: 475 USD

7. Liberia: 461 USD

6. Madagascar: 449 USD

5. Niger: 441 USD

4. The Gambia: 423 USD

3. Central African Republic: 379 USD

2. Burundi: 295 USD

1. Malawi: 253 USD

And the other side of the list, where people make almost 400 times more? See the world’s richest countries.