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
- US President Barack Obama: $520,000
- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott: $500,000
- Canadian Prime Minister: $338,000
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel: $304,720
- South African President Jacob Zuma: $290,550
- UK Prime Minister David Cameron: $279,240
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: $263,510
- French President Francois Hollande: $252,590
- Russian President Vladimir Putin: $176,800
- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi: $161,980