Top Ten Countries With the Most Nobel Prize Winners (2014)


Created on 3/28/2016, source:

The Top Ten

1 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

A lot were educated in England... - Britgirl

270 Nobel Pize Winners, which makes the USA indisputable number one!
Firstly it's a large country with many people, so it isn't strange that USA has also much Nobel Prize winners, and secondly the USA has the most prestigious universities, which could be an explanation for place 1. - Flav

2 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and it's current prime minister is more.

The UK with 101 Nobel Pize Winners is also far up there, but won't reach the USA too soon.
The UK also has some prestigious universities. - Flav

3 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

76 Nobel Prize Winners in Germany, which makes this country number 3 on this list. - Flav

4 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

France has 49 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav

5 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

Sweden has 30 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav

6 Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. more.

Switzerland has 22 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav

7 Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands have 15 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav

8 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

Italy has 14 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav

9 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Denmark has 13 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav

10 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

Japan has 12 Nobel Prize Winners. Global number 10, but non-western number 1.
(Although it depends on if you count Japan as "western country" or not, but most people do not consider Japan as a western country) - Flav