Nobel Prizes By Country 2020

The Novel Prize is one of the highest honors that a person can receive in his or her lifetime. These awards are given to people around the world in recognition of outstanding contributions for humanity in areas including literature, physiology, , peace, physics, chemistry, and economic sciences. These international awards are given out every year. The awards are named after Alfred Nobel, a Swedish engineer, inventor, and chemist.

Nomination forms are sent out each year to approximately 3,000 academics. The form specific to the Novel Peace Prize is sent to governments, members of the Norwegian Novel Committee, and former Peace Prize laureates. Once all submissions have been received by January 31, the Novel Committee nominates 300 potential winners. After the potential laureates are selected, a report is prepared by the Nobel Committee. This report is given to the institutions that award each prize. The institutions then select up to three laureates and two different works per award by majority vote.

As of 2019, winners of the Nobel Prize receive a medal, a diploma, and prize money totaling over $900,000 U.S. dollars.

Currently, the United States has won the highest number of Nobel Prizes with 375 as of May 2019. Two people, John Bardeen and Linus C. Pauling, have won two prizes each.

The nation with the next highest number of Nobel Prizes is the United Kingdom with 130. Frederick Sanger from the U.K. won the prize twice for chemistry.

Germany has won the next highest number of prizes with 108 and is the last country with over 100 Nobel laureates.

All nations with more than one Nobel laureate, in order of number received, are:

The following nations have each had one Nobel Prize winner:

* Russia includes Nobel prizes from Soviet Union. China includes Nobel prizes from Taiwan.
Country Number of Nobel Prize Winners Population 2019
Bulgaria17,000,119
Myanmar154,045,420
Dr Congo186,790,567
Costa Rica15,047,561
Cyprus11,198,575
Faroe Islands148,678
Palestine14,981,420
Ghana130,417,856
Azerbaijan110,047,718
Hong Kong17,436,154
Iceland1339,031
Iran182,913,906
Iraq139,309,783
Kenya152,573,973
Latvia11,906,743
Morocco136,471,769
Nigeria1200,963,599
Peru132,510,453
Vietnam196,462,106
Slovenia12,078,654
Brazil1211,049,527
Trinidad And Tobago11,394,973
Tunisia111,694,719
Macedonia12,083,459
Venezuela128,515,829
Yemen129,161,922
Belarus29,452,411
Algeria243,053,054
Chile218,952,038
Taiwan223,773,876
Colombia250,339,443
Greece210,473,455
Guatemala217,581,472
Liberia24,937,374
Luxembourg2615,729
Bangladesh2163,046,161
Pakistan2216,565,318
Portugal210,226,187
Timor Leste21,293,119
Saint Lucia2182,790
Bosnia And Herzegovina23,301,000
Turkey283,429,615
Croatia34,130,304
Lithuania32,759,627
Mexico3127,575,529
New Zealand34,783,063
Romania419,364,557
Egypt4100,388,073
Finland55,532,156
Argentina544,780,677
Czech Republic610,689,209
Ukraine643,993,638
China81,433,783,686
Spain846,736,776
India101,366,417,754
South Africa1058,558,270
Ireland114,882,495
Belgium1111,539,328
Australia1225,203,198
Israel128,519,377
Denmark135,771,876
Hungary139,684,679
Norway135,378,857
Poland1437,887,768
Italy2060,550,075
Austria218,955,102
Netherlands2117,097,130
Canada2637,411,047
Switzerland268,591,365
Japan27126,860,301
Russia31145,872,256
Sweden3210,036,379
France6965,129,728
Germany10883,517,045
United Kingdom13167,530,172
United States375329,064,917