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 2020
Bulgaria16,948,445
Myanmar154,409,800
Dr Congo189,561,403
Costa Rica15,094,118
Cyprus11,207,359
Faroe Islands148,863
Palestine15,101,414
Ghana131,072,940
Azerbaijan110,139,177
Hong Kong17,496,981
Iceland1341,243
Iran183,992,949
Iraq140,222,493
Kenya153,771,296
Latvia11,886,198
Morocco136,910,560
Nigeria1206,139,589
Peru132,971,854
Vietnam197,338,579
Slovenia12,078,938
Brazil1212,559,417
Trinidad And Tobago11,399,488
Tunisia111,818,619
Macedonia12,083,374
Venezuela128,435,940
Yemen129,825,964
Belarus29,449,323
Algeria243,851,044
Chile219,116,201
Taiwan223,816,775
Colombia250,882,891
Greece210,423,054
Guatemala217,915,568
Liberia25,057,681
Luxembourg2625,978
Bangladesh2164,689,383
Pakistan2220,892,340
Portugal210,196,709
Timor Leste21,318,445
Saint Lucia2183,627
Bosnia And Herzegovina23,280,819
Turkey284,339,067
Croatia34,105,267
Lithuania32,722,289
Mexico3128,932,753
New Zealand34,822,233
Romania419,237,691
Egypt4102,334,404
Finland55,540,720
Argentina545,195,774
Czech Republic610,708,981
Ukraine643,733,762
China81,439,323,776
Spain846,754,778
India101,380,004,385
South Africa1059,308,690
Ireland114,937,786
Belgium1111,589,623
Australia1225,499,884
Israel128,655,535
Denmark135,792,202
Hungary139,660,351
Norway135,421,241
Poland1437,846,611
Italy2060,461,826
Austria219,006,398
Netherlands2117,134,872
Canada2637,742,154
Switzerland268,654,622
Japan27126,476,461
Russia31145,934,462
Sweden3210,099,265
France6965,273,511
Germany10883,783,942
United Kingdom13167,886,011
United States375331,002,651