Political leaders of some countries earn salaries amounting to tens of thousands and even millions of dollars. The annual base salary of US president is $400,000 and the highest-paid leader in the world is Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who earns around $1.86 million (S$2.2m)!
Not all world leaders earn astronomical salaries. Here are the five least paid presidents in the world as of 2015.
5) Pranab Mukherjee, President of India – Annual Salary: $28,800
The monthly salary of Pranab Mukherjee, who has been the President of India since July 2012, is $2,400, which is among the least in the world. Presidents and vice presidents of many private companies earn much more than this amount. But the president resides in Rashtrapathi Bhavan, a massive structure with 340 rooms! He has a staff of 200 to maintain the plush building. He also has retreats in Hyderabad and Shimla.