Queen Elizabeth II just got a $7.5 million raise, while President Obama is giving up 5 percent of his salary in an act of solidarity. What's it worth to be a world leader?
Of course monarchs, presidents and heads of state are in it for more than the paycheck, but from a purely financial viewpoint, it's more rewarding to be the prime minister of Singapore than the PM of Spain. (And let's hope the president of Cyprus doesn't have all his money in the bank.)
- Elizabeth II, queen of England: annual salary $54.5 million
- Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister of Singapore: annual salary $1.7 million
- Donald Tsang, chief executive officer of Hong Kong: annual salary $550,000
- Barack Obama, president of the United States: annual salary $400,000
- Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany: annual salary $321,325
- Stephen Harper, prime minister of Canada: annual salary $316,007
- Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg: annual salary $270,055
- Edna Kenny, prime minister of Ireland: annual salary $257,060
- Francois Hollande, president of France: annual salary $230,068
- David Cameron, prime minister of Britain: annual salary $221,071
- Demetris Christofias, president of Cyprus: annual salary $203,785
- Mariano Rajoy, prime minister of Spain: annual salary $96,397
- Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy: Monti has given up his entire salary.
How much do world leaders make?
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