Nobel Prizes by Country 2021

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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.

Here are the 10 countries with the most Nobel Prize winners:

  1. United States (375)
  2. United Kingdom (131)
  3. Germany (108)
  4. France (69)
  5. Sweden (32)
  6. Russia (31)
  7. Japan (27)
  8. Canada (26)
  9. Switzerland (26)
  10. Netherlands (21)

Nobel Prizes by Country 2021

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Nobel Prizes by Country 2021

* Russia includes Nobel prizes from Soviet Union. China includes Nobel prizes from Taiwan.
Country Number of Nobel Prize Winners Population 2021
United States375332,915,073
United Kingdom13168,207,116
Germany10883,900,473
France6965,426,179
Sweden3210,160,169
Russia31145,912,025
Japan27126,050,804
Switzerland268,715,494
Canada2638,067,903
Austria219,043,070
Netherlands2117,173,099
Italy2060,367,477
Poland1437,797,005
Norway135,465,630
Denmark135,813,298
Hungary139,634,164
Israel128,789,774
Australia1225,788,215
Ireland114,982,907
Belgium1111,632,326
South Africa1060,041,994
India101,393,409,038
Spain846,745,216
China81,444,216,107
Czech Republic610,724,555
Ukraine643,466,819
Finland55,548,360
Argentina545,605,826
Romania419,127,774
Egypt4104,258,327
Lithuania32,689,862
Croatia34,081,651
New Zealand34,860,643
Mexico3130,262,216
Saint Lucia2184,400
Luxembourg2634,814
Timor Leste21,343,873
Bosnia And Herzegovina23,263,466
Liberia25,180,203
Belarus29,442,862
Portugal210,167,925
Greece210,370,744
Guatemala218,249,860
Chile219,212,361
Taiwan223,855,010
Algeria244,616,624
Colombia251,265,844
South Korea251,305,186
Turkey285,042,738
Bangladesh2166,303,498
Pakistan2225,199,937
Faroe Islands149,049
Iceland1343,353
Cyprus11,215,584
Trinidad And Tobago11,403,375
Latvia11,866,942
Slovenia12,078,724
Costa Rica15,139,052
Palestine15,222,748
Bulgaria16,896,663
Hong Kong17,552,810
Azerbaijan110,223,342
Tunisia111,935,766
Venezuela128,704,954
Yemen130,490,640
Ghana131,732,129
Peru133,359,418
Morocco137,344,795
Iraq141,179,350
Myanmar154,806,012
Kenya154,985,698
Iran185,028,759
Dr Congo192,377,993
Vietnam198,168,833
Nigeria1211,400,708
Brazil1213,993,437

Nobel Prizes by Country 2021