France remained the world's fifth-largest economy in 2010, with a gross domestic product of $2.55 trillion, according to the International Monetary Fund . That's just ahead of fellow European economic giants United Kingdom and Italy .
Brazil and India aren't trailing far behind, however. Brazil's GDP grew by more than 7 percent in 2010, and the IMF predicts that Latin America 's largest economy will surpass France, the UK, and Italy by 2020. India's economy, meanwhile, will skyrocket into the No. 3 spot, according to predictions.