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How much do the presidents of different countries get?
How much do the presidents of different countries get?

How much do the presidents of different countries get? An interesting question that the media regularly answer with various reviews. So the Iranian edition provides data on the income of the presidents of both the leading world powers and the countries of the second echelon.

The annual salary of Joseph Biden, the 46th President of the United States, is 400 thousand dollars, the newspaper "Tabnak" writes.

What will be the salaries of the world's top leaders for 2021 - a year that will undoubtedly take on special significance for human history? For some of the heads of state, the amounts that they receive as official earnings reach truly fabulous figures, for others, on the contrary, they are quite modest. But there are also those who receive extremely low salaries as head of state, and not only among the leaders of third-rate, or even second-rate countries of the world.

But at the same time, of course, one must bear in mind that these statistics always have side sides: some heads of state with officially low incomes, at the same time, have colossal "unofficial" sources of income, as well as vice versa.

Boris Johnson, UK


Let's start with the most influential country in Europe, whose modern history, moreover, often turned out to be associated with scandals: sometimes these scandals were associated with members of the royal family, sometimes they took on a serious international character, as, for example, the recent "Skripal Case" …

Boris Johnson was approved as prime minister of the country, that is, he became its de facto leader on July 24, 2019. And his annual income is 190 thousand dollars. According to the well-known Internet site "The National", the British prime minister is dissatisfied with the level of his income as the de facto head of state, he has repeatedly spoken about this frankly and called his salary "extremely low."

Vladimir Putin, Russia


Now let's turn to the leader, of course, the most powerful not only in Europe, but throughout Eurasia, and to whom the attention of the world community is always riveted. A variety of rumors, misinterpretations and assumptions have been circulating about his capital and wealth for many years. Among them there are both plausible, and also those that appear only on the eve of the elections, and then also suddenly disappear and, therefore, do not deserve serious trust.

Just recently, the opposition segment of the Russian Internet space reported about a luxurious palace, allegedly built for Putin personally and on his personal order - the Kremlin, of course, categorically denied this information. Well, the annual earnings of the most powerful person not only in Russia, but throughout Eurasia is 112 thousand dollars: this, at least, follows from the official data. Whether Putin is satisfied with his annual earnings or not is unknown, since the Russian president himself prefers not to focus on this in his public speeches.

Xi Jinping, China


Let's move on to another powerful leader of Eurasia, the General Secretary of the largest Communist Party in the world, who was confirmed to this post in 2012. However, this is a party position, while his official position as a civil servant in the PRC, which he received after becoming a party leader, is the chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC.

Xi Jinping received the post of President of the People's Republic of China only in 2013. And his annual earnings are only 22 thousand dollars, which, in comparison with how much the head of any state, even not as powerful as China, receives, of course, can be considered low earnings.But the Chinese leader has repeatedly said that even such his earnings are "unjustifiably high": he wants to be an example of a "modest way of life" for the edification of not only party leaders, but also government officials of a huge country.

Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore


Lee Hsien Loong, the eldest son of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, originally started out as a party leader - he was the general secretary of the People's Action Party. And he took the post of prime minister only in 2004. In total, he is the third prime minister in Singapore's history. His annual earnings, for one of the smallest countries in the world, not only in terms of territory, but in terms of population, are quite high - one million seven hundred thousand dollars.

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil


A prominent representative of the right wing of Brazilian politicians, Jair Bolsonaro, won the presidential elections in the country in 2018, and took office on the very first day of the next, 2019. His annual earnings represent a fairly "average" figure, only 120 thousand dollars.

Emmanuel Macron, France


Emmanuel Macron was elected President of the Fifth Republic on May 14, 2017. He also started as a party functionary, from 2006 to 2009 was a member of the French Socialist Party, later, from 2014 to 2016, when François Hollande was President of France, he was a member of the government - he served as Minister of Economy. Despite his "socialist" past, in terms of economics, he adhered, rather, to the right views, which he tried to implement already as president of the country. His annual earnings as President of the Fifth Republic are $ 210,000.

Kerry Lam, Hong Kong


Kerry Lam was elected to the post of head of the administration of Hong Kong, a special administrative region in the PRC, on July 1, 2017. She became the first woman in history to lead this small Chinese autonomy. Hong Kong has also been the focus of global media attention since 2019, with protests sweeping across the province in response to Beijing's decision to curtail some of the civil and social freedoms granted to Hong Kong in the past. Her annual earnings as head of the administration of this small autonomy within China can also be considered quite significant - 680 thousand dollars.

Sebastian Kurz, Austria


Sebastian Kurtz took over as chancellor, or head of the country's government, on December 18, 2017. He became one of the youngest politicians who could rise to the post of the de facto leader of the country - at the time of his appointment he was only 31 years old. But his earnings as head of state and government, chancellor of Austria, are not so modest - 320 thousand dollars.

Cyril Ramaphosa, South African Republic


Cyril Ramaphosa served as deputy head of state under the country's previous president, Jacob Zuma, from 2014 to 2018. But since February 15, 2018, he has become the President of South Africa, the only African country among the developed ones. His annual salary is 223 thousand dollars. Undoubtedly, a rather high figure for African countries, but it should also be remembered that the average annual per capita income in this country is also not small, it is 12 thousand 670 dollars.

Justine Trudeau, Canada


Justine Trudeau at the end of 2015 became the 23rd Prime Minister of the country in Canadian history. His father, Pierre Trudeau, virtually unchanged, except for a short period of time, also served as Prime Minister of Canada. Trudeau's annual earnings are $ 364,000.

Narendra Modi, India


Narendra Modi has been the prime minister of one of the world's largest populations since 2014. His annual salary is only 33 thousand dollars. On the one hand, it seems that this is a very low income as a head of government, if we compare his earnings with the earnings of many of his colleagues.

However, it is not superfluous to remember that the average annual per capita income in India is only $ 1400, therefore, Modi's annual earnings are many times higher than that of an ordinary citizen of the largest state in South Asia. And if you compare his annual earnings with the earnings per year of other leading world leaders, it turns out that he will not be in the lowest positions at all - only in 14th place.

Mario Draghi, Italy


Mario Draghi was one of the most influential financiers in European history, serving as head of the European Central Bank from 2011 to 2019. But on February 13, 2021, he is elected to the post of Prime Minister of Italy. His annual salary, 114 thousand dollars, is the lowest in comparison with the income of his other European colleagues.

Scott Morrison


Scott Morrison has served as Prime Minister of Australia since August 2018. His annual income is 550 thousand dollars.

Joe Biden, USA


The annual salary of the 46th President of the United States is $ 400,000. Before being elected to the post of head of state, Biden was considered one of the "poorest" politicians, a typical representative of the American middle class who reached the post of vice president of a nuclear superpower. But when he took over as vice president, he began to receive for each of his performances in this capacity from 40 thousand to 190 thousand dollars.

And his memoir, the bestselling book Promise Me, Dad …, raised Biden's wealth to $ 7 and a half million.

Angela Merkel, Germany


We got to the state that now claims to be a leader among the EU countries. Angela Merkel, an "old-timer" of European big politics, took over as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany in November 2005. From April 2000 to December 2018, she was also a party leader - she headed the Christian Democratic Party or the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). Having resigned from the post of head of the party, she announced that she would also not take part in the next elections to be held in September 2021.

Angela Merkel has been repeatedly called "the most powerful woman in world politics." Her annual salary is quite consistent with this status - 369 thousand dollars, despite the fact that the annual earnings of her many European colleagues are much less.

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