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)!
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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.