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These Are The 20 Highest-Paid Political Leaders In The World In 2018

With annual salary ranging from approximately $200,000 to nearly $2 million, it pays to be a political leader. And if you are leading a major economy, such Germany, Canada or the United States, it pays especially well, that’s according to Cristabelle Tumola at 24/7 Wall St. Here’s how much the World’s 20 best-paid leaders are pulling in.

Unsurprisingly, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, claims the No. 1 spot, with Hong Kong’s Chief executive Carrie Lam in second.

These Are The 20 Highest-Paid Political Leaders In The World In 2018

1. Lee Hsien Loong
Prime minister of Singapore
Annual salary: $1,700,000
Twitter: @leehsienloong.

2. Carrie Lam
Chief executive of Hong Kong
Annual salary: $578,320

3. Malcolm Turnbull
Prime minister of Australia
Annual salary: $409,981
Twitter: @turnbullmalcolm.

4. Alain Berset
President of Switzerland
Annual salary: $401,929
Twitter: @alain_berset.

5. Donald Trump
President of United States
Annual salary: $400,000
Twitter: @realDonaldTrump.

6. Jacinda Ardern
Prime minister of New Zealand
Annual salary: $345,385
Twitter: @jacindaardern.

7. Xavier Bettel
Prime minister of Luxembourg
Annual salary: $340,000
Twitter: @xavier_bettel.

8. Sebastian Kurz
Chancellor of Austria
Annual salary: $330,396
Twitter: @sebastiankurz.

9. Jimmy Morales
President of Guatemala
Annual salary: $326,796
Twitter: @jimmymoralesgt.

10. Justin Trudeau
Prime minister of Canada
Annual salary: $273,809
Twitter: @JustinTrudeau.

11. Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Annual salary: $244,000

12. Kersti Kaljulaid
President of Estonia
Annual salary: $240,312
Twitter: @kerstikaljulaid.

13. Leo Varadkar
Taoiseach of Ireland
Annual salary: $234,685
Twitter: @campaignforleo.

14. Charles Michel
Prime minister of Belgium
Annual salary: $230,392
Twitter: @charlesmichel.

15. Ilham Aliyev
President of Azerbaijan
Annual salary: $230,000
Twitter: @presidentaz.

16. Stefan Lofven
Prime minister of Sweden
Annual salary: $224,258
Twitter: @swedishpm.

17. Mark Rutte
Prime minister of Netherlands
Annual salary: $222,053
Twitter: @markrutte.

18. Lars Rasmussen
Prime minister of Denmark
Annual salary: $219,205
Twitter: @larsloekke.

19. Theresa May
Prime minister of United Kingdom
Annual salary: $214,247
Twitter: @theresa_may.

20. Moon Jae-in
President of South Korea
Annual salary: $211,320

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Master's Degree In Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States. Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a macro-economist and visiting professor at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

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