21 lists of top highest paid world leaders
The 92 years of age, Britain’s beloved Queen Elizabeth is in a league of her own when it comes to income. she earns about $107,392,287.
Her earnings add up to 2,660.4 times the per capita GDP of the United Kingdom. Sounds like a lot, but if the queen’s salary were equally distributed across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, each citizen would only get £1.16, or $1.62 at current exchange rates, apiece.
King Philippe does way better than his royal Dutch counterpart Willem-Alexander just to the north, he earns $14,454,440 pulling in some 346 times the Belgian annual per capita GDP of about $41,096.
The Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong makes $2.2 million a year ($147,000 a month, $7,350 a day). over three times the amount of the second highest earning world leader, Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation. Ms Leuthard earns $437,000 a year ($36,000 a month, $1,200 a day), an amount equal to the salaries of all other ministers combined. There is no minimum wage in Switzerland, except for the Canton of Neuchâtel, where it is $20 for every hour.
Due to his reported holdings in many private businesses, Russia’s Vladimir Putin comes out on top when it comes to the World’s Wealthiest Leaders with an estimated fortune of $40B. Despite North Korea’s national average salary coming in a $1,100 per annum, Leader Kim Jong-Un is said to have a private wealth of over $5B, coming from him using state held assets as his personal wealth fund.
Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam, pocketing a huge $1.7m per year. The UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May earns a reported $186,000, compared to Donald Trump’s $400,000 per annum although he only accepts $1 of his salary. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg
1. Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom — $107,392,287
At 92 years of age, Britain’s beloved Queen Elizabeth is in a league of her own when it comes to income. Her earnings add up to 2,660.4 times the per capita GDP of the United Kingdom.
2. King Philippe of Belgium — $14,454,440
King Philippe does way better than his royal Dutch counterpart Willem-Alexander just to the north, pulling in some 346 times the Belgian annual per capita GDP of about $41,096.
3. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark — $13,547,516
An accomplished painter, Queen Margrethe makes a heck of a lot more as monarch — at almost 253 times the per capital GDP of Denmark — than she would churning out watercolors.
4. Emperor Akihito of Japan — $3,086,890
The salary for sitting on the Chrysanthemum Throne comes in at a whopping 79.35 times the annual Japanese GDP of under just under $38,895 per person.
5. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr. Lee makes $2.2 million a year ($147,000 a month, $7,350 a day). Mr. Lee’s father, who jump started Singapore’s economics, was Prime Minister before him. His wages are the highest among all the world leaders, and he deems it to be fair and realistic.” Singapore runs of a budget of $53 million annually. Mr Lee actually used to be paid more, but when citizens complained, the amount was reduced by more than one-third. Singapore’s minimum salary is not limited by law, but it is approximately $1,000 per month.
6. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands — $1,094,391
Now, we’re in the (royal) big leagues. King Willem-Alexander, who assumed the Dutch throne in 2013, is paid just under 24 times the annual Netherlands per capita GDP of about $45,295.
7. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Australia — $527,854
Turnbull has been employed as a merchant banker and venture capitalist, among other gigs. These days, he is paid about 10.6 times the average annual per capita GDP of Australia.
8. President Alain Berset, Switzerland — $482,958
Berset earned a Ph.D in economics in 2005 with a dissertation on how migration on a global scale impacts local working conditions. He does marginally better salary-wise than his coworker in the Swiss chancellery, taking home just over six times the average Swiss per capita GDP.
9. Chancellor Walter Thurnherr, Switzerland — $470,281
Originally trained as a physicist and long a member of Switzerland’s diplomatic corps, Thurnherr takes home just under six times the average Swiss GDP of some $78,813 per person per year.
10. Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation. Ms Leuthard earns $437,000 a year ($36,000 a month, $1,200 a day), an amount equal to the salaries of all other ministers combined. There is no minimum wage in Switzerland, except for the Canton of Neuchâtel, where it is $20 for every hour.
11. President Alexander Van der Bellen, Austria — $404,466
A professor of economics at the University of Vienna before entering politics, Van der Bellen earns nine times the annual Austrian GDP of just over $44,176 per person.
12. Donald Trump, US President—Mr. Trump waived the Presidential salary of $400,000 a year ($33,000 a month, $1,095 a day), and only receives $1 annually. Since he has a fortune worth $3 billion, he can well afford this. The minimum salary in the US is $1,160 per month.
13. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada—Mr. Trudeau earns $267,000 a year ($22,285 a month, $733 a day). The minimum monthly salary in Canada is $1400, on average, depending on the province.
14. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany—Mrs Merkel makes $263,000 a year ($22,000 a month, $720 a day). The minimum monthly salary in Germany is $1780.
15. Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala. Mr Morales earns $232,000 ($19,300 a month, $634 a day) a year and is the highest paid of all Latin American leaders. However, he gives 60% of his wages to charity, in fulfillment of a campaign promise he made. The minimum monthly salary in Guatemala is $200.
16. Emmanuel Macron, President of France—Mr. Macron earns $211,500 a year ($17,628 a month, $580 a day). The minimum monthly salary in France is $1758.
17. Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom—Mrs May earns $198,500 a year ($16,542 a month, $544 a day). The minimum monthly salary in the UK is $1569.
18. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia—Mr. Putin earns $151,000 a year, ($12,586 a month, $414 a day). The minimum monthly salary in Russia is $140.
19.Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland—Mr. Niinistö earns $146,700 a year, ($12,225 a month, $402 a day). The minimum monthly salary in Finland is about $2000, though is not limited by law
20. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China—Mr. Xi earns $20,500 annually ($1,716 a month, $56 a day), the same amount since 2015, when it went up by more than 60 percent. Though neither he nor his family owns businesses, close relatives have a fortune of $376 million. The minimum monthly salary in China is between $150 and $300, depending on the location.
21. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine—Mr. Poroshenko receives $12,220 a year ($1,018 a month, $33 a day). However his $1.3 billion makes him the sixth wealthiest person in his country. The minimum salary in the Ukraine is $133 per month.
Sources: IG Group, Google/World Bank