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Countries with the Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

Name the seven countries that have the largest funds owned by the national or regional government.
In USD. According to Wikipedia
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Last updated: May 18, 2018
First submittedOctober 17, 2017
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Value
Per Capita
Country
2,012 bil
1,432
China
1,308 bil
139,147
United Arab Emirates
1,033 bil
194,708
Norway
697 bil
21,161
Saudi Arabia
556 bil
97,393
Singapore
642 bil
155,203
Kuwait
320 bil
121,248
Qatar
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level 69
May 18, 2018
This was a pretty quick quiz to complete. Norway's numbers are absurdly huge.
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level 72
May 19, 2018
They're pretty smart people, though. It's amazing that more governments don't set aside a part of their revenues for the next economic crisis. They're the ones who'll survive financial crashes and resource depletion long after everyone else is left floundering.
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level 56
Jul 29, 2018
and they have oil
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level 57
Jul 29, 2018
If the UK could get that much spare money, I think we'd spend it paying off our national debt.
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level 55
Jul 30, 2018
You're clearly not in finance, Findlay. That Norwegian "Petroleum Fund Global" is the talk of town. It's an extremely activist - as well as large - investor.
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level 47
Feb 26, 2019
Now it's called The Government Pension Fund Global to indicate that it is primarily intended for future generations, and thus reduce the temptation among politicians to spend more money than the economy can absorb. Too high spending, and inflation will go through the roof, while the competitiveness of Norwegian trade and industry goes through the floor. According to a wildly supported Parlaiment (Storting) decree, any government is allowed to include only a part of the yearly return of the fund in its budget. Of course, given the figures involved, that is still a sizeable amount, if international financial markets have not been released. For further referance, see https://www.nbim.no/en/publications/reports/2017/annual-report-2017/
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level 72
May 19, 2018
Kuwait is listed out of sequence.
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level 67
May 19, 2018
Except for China and Singapore, seems like significant oil and gas production, at least significantly nationally-owned; smallish (citizen) populations requiring social and physical infrastructure; and somewhere between low and incomplete levels of corruption (because if corruption was overwhelming, money wouldn't find its way into such funds)?
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level 38
May 19, 2018
I only got China and Singapore....... forgot about the Middle Eastern countries
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level 67
May 20, 2018
You know Norway isn't really that middle eastern right? Lol
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level 67
May 22, 2018
He didn't say he forgot Norway, just the Middle Eastern countries.
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level 79
Jul 29, 2018
They remembered Norway but chose not to put it down out of spite.
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level 79
May 20, 2018
uk could have been on here like norway but the government took the north sea gas revenues and spent it immediately. d'oh
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level 57
Jun 22, 2018
Great quiz! Nations over 100K per capita 1) Norway 2) Kuwait 3) UAE and 4) Qatar;
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level 64
Jul 29, 2018
Done, with plenty of time to spare. BUT - with the exception of two which seemed obvious to me, the rest were complete guesses.
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level 83
Jul 29, 2018
Most surprising result from this quiz - Norway and Singapore have almost the same exact population.
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level 44
Jul 29, 2018
Once you get one middle eastern gulf country, you pretty much get most of them
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level 61
Jul 30, 2018
And we still give foreign aid money to China...
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level 69
Jul 30, 2018
The hint 'or regional government' made me try Scotland and a few other well-off sub-national entities, so I missed Singapore...
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level 63
Oct 19, 2018
oil, oil, oil and more oil
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level 75
Nov 20, 2018
Wow, interesting idea for a quiz. Thanks!