11. SIERRA LEONE
GDP Per Capita: $679
Sierra Leone is an English-speaking west African country that greatly relies on mining, especially diamonds, for its economic base and mineral exports. It remains the main foreign currency earner and also among the largest producers of titanium and bauxite, and a major producer of gold. The country also boasts of the third largest natural harbor in the world where shipping from all over the globe berth at Freetown’s famous Queen Elizabeth II Quay. Sierra Leone is one of the largest producers of diamond. The very costly compound generates billions of dollars for the country but despite this natural wealth, 70% of its people live in poverty.