The G7 is a list of wealthy democracies comprising the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. The leaders of those countries are set to meet at the G7 in Biarritz this weekend where all eyes will be on President Trump. During the last G7 summit in Canada, Trump had disagreements with his counterparts and departed the event early. Given his mood over the course of this week, the summit in Biarritz could be turbulent given that Trump cancelled a state visit to Denmark because it refused to discuss his idea to purchase greenland.
So, are the current G7 nations truly representative of the most economically powerful countries on the planet? The following infographic shows the eight largest economies by share of global GDP between 1980 and 2019. This year, China accounts for the largest share of global GDP, followed by the United States. Given its recent economic leaps and bounds, India comes in third, ahead of Japan and Germany. Russia, which was expelled from the G7 in 2014 following its annexation of Crimea, comes sixth.