10 highest paid world leaders: where does Tony Abbott rank?

10 highest paid world leaders: where does Tony Abbott rank?

So, who are the biggest earners in global politics?

CNN Money recently listed their list of world leaders with the highest salaries, but they crucially left out everyone’s favourite global shirt-fronter – Tony Abbott.

So just where does the Australian prime minister’s pay packet rank on a global scale of politicians’ earnings? We have kindly updated the list to accommodate Tony Abbott. You may be surprised.

*Expressed in AUD at the contemporary exchange rate of USD$1.00 = AUD$1.30, salary only.

Top 10 highest paid world leaders

  1. US President Barack Obama: $520,000
  2. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott: $500,000
    Tony Abbott pay
  3. Canadian Prime Minister: $338,000
    Stephen-Harper earn
  4. German Chancellor Angela Merkel: $304,720
  5. South African President Jacob Zuma: $290,550
  6. UK Prime Minister David Cameron: $279,240
  7. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: $263,510
  8. French President Francois Hollande: $252,590
  9. Russian President Vladimir Putin: $176,800
    Vladimir-Putin salary
  10. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi: $161,980
Bryce Lowry

Bryce Lowry

Publisher and Editor of Australian Times.