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.