21 countries where people are richer than Americans

20. Taiwan – Median wealth: $70,191

Taiwan beats most other Asia-Pacific nations, except Japan, South Korea and Singapore, when it comes to median wealth, at $70,191. However, its GDP per capita is considerably lower at $30,855. Thanks to rapid economic development in the latter half of the 20th century, which has been dubbed “The Taiwan Miracle,” the country’s industrial infrastructure has rapidly improved and it’s now one of the main business hubs of the region.