7) Libya – $11,497 (GDP per capita)
Libya’s position as one of Africa’s most prosperous countries owes much to two defining factors. Firstly, the country has huge oil revenues which, coupled with a small population in comparison to its rivals, means it has a high GDP per person in comparison to the rest of Africa. Also Read: Top 10 most powerful African celebrities (+Photos)
Similarly to South Africa, Libya is also defined as an upper-middle economy by South Africa.