Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Highest And Lowest Paid World Leaders

The fall out from the Panama Papers has began and the first victim is the Icelandic Prime Minister,
Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, who has resigned over his dodgy dealings with a tax haven in the British Virgin Islands.
With David Cameron's late father being exposed as holding millions in off shore funds he is quite correctly being questioned over his own income which he explained is just his MP salary and rent from his house that he rents as he stays at Number 10 Downing Street.
According to Richestlifestyle.com, the British Prime Minister receives a salary of £151,879 which made him the 13th highest paid World Leader in 2015.
The highest paid is the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, who pocketed £1,200,904 last year followed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, CY Leung, who saw his bank account swell by £374,399 last year.
American President Barack Obama was the third highest paid with his £282,565 and the man who was once the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbot, could buy £243,712 worth of beer with his annual salary in 2015.
The remainder of the top ten is made up of Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland (£240,180), Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg – (£240,000), Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada – (£209,381) John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand – (£204,860), Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany – (£200,344) and Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa – (£192,144)

At the other end of the list, the lowest paid leaders in 2015 were Micky Sall of Senegal who took home £11,017 then Beji Caid Essebsi, President of Tunisia who is on £11,582 and spare a thought for poor old Xi Jinping who scrapes by on £15,749 and Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India and recipient of an annual salary of £20,339.

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