10 Highest Salaries of World Leaders

Singapore pays the most, by a wide margin
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2016 12:59 PM CDT
10 Highest Salaries of World Leaders
President Obama with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The latter is the highest-paid world leader, by a mile.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

When taking into account just salaries, President Obama does pretty well when compared with his colleagues around the world. But three of his peers out-earn him, as this ranking from 24/7WallSt shows:

  1. Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore, $1.76 million
  2. Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong, $576,000
  3. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Switzerland, $460,000
  4. Barack Obama, US, $400,000
  5. Malcolm Turnbull, Australia, $396,000
  6. Werner Faymann, Austria, $343,000
  7. Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg, $255,000
  8. Justin Trudeau, Canada, $253,000
  9. Angela Merkel, Germany, $244,000
  10. Charles Michel, Belgium, $239,000
Click for the full rankings. (Read more salaries stories.)

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