These Countries Muslim Population Will Triple By 2050
The world’s religious landscape is transforming, with Islam projected to become as widespread as Christianity by 2050, and their population is set to triple by 2050.
Currently, Islam stands as the second-largest religion globally, boasting 1.8 billion followers. According to Pew Research Center, this number is set to surge by 73% from 2010 to 2050.
In the economic realm, the Muslim world, contributing 8.51% to the global GDP, holds significant potential. The Middle East, home to over half of the world’s oil and gas reserves, plays a pivotal role. Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil giant, recently raked in $161 billion in profits, outshining Exxon Mobil.
Looking beyond oil, Middle Eastern countries are making strides in technology. Anghami Inc., a Beirut-born music streaming platform, became the first Arab company listed on NASDAQ in 2022. Additionally, Microsoft is expanding its footprint in Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia, aiming to boost its revenue by $6 billion.
As we navigate these shifts, Muslim-majority countries in South and Southeast Asia emerge as promising investment hubs. With abundant skilled resources and cost-effective labor, the region beckons tech giants like Samsung, which now manufactures its top-tier Galaxy series smartphones in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The evolving religious and economic landscapes underscore the dynamic changes shaping our world.
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