9. Niger: Annual Income $771
Niger is located in Western Africa and is a landlocked country. With a landmass of over 1,270,000 km it is the 22nd largest country and has a population over 17,129,000. The average income is $771 a year. Over 80% of the land area is covered by the Sahara desert. The largest income in Niger is from crops, which include rice, cowpeas and onions, livestock which includes camels, goats, sheep and cattle, uranium and gold. With a drop in the use of uranium, the economy has continued to slide. Add to this the lack of rain for the crops, and over population confined to the small amount of land that is livable, and it is easy to see why this country is one of the poorest in the world.