Per Capita Gold Reserves By Country

Switzerland Has The Most Gold Per Capita, with Nearly Four Ounces Per Person.

The central banks of eight countries have at least one ounce per person.

None of the central banks of The United States, China or Russia have an ounce of gold per person in their countries.

There are approximately 6.012 billion of ounces of above ground gold in the world.

Total gold per person: approximately 0.793 ounces per person

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Top Gold Holding Nations

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The United States 8133.50 tons of gold equals approximately 261 million ounces.

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Despite selling 60% of her gold in the early 2000’s Switzerland leads gold holding nations with nearly four ounces per capita.

The People’s Bank of China holds approximately .042 ounces of gold per person or less than 1/20 of an ounce per capita.

Total gold in the world according to the World Gold Council is 187,000 metric tons or approximately 6,012,189,689 troy ounces

Total population on earth is approximately 7,580,500,000

Total gold per person: approximately 0.793 ounces per person

Methodolgy: Gold tonnage/ounces per country from World Gold Council and various central bank web sites divided by country population from

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