Guess the World's Best-Paid Leader

Guess the World's Best-Paid Leader
Thu Jun 23, 2016 14:48:50

"Frankly, I don't even know my own salary; they just give it to me, and I put it away in my account," Putin reportedly said to a group of reporters during his annual Q&A session in December. With a salary of $1.7 million, Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong of singapore is the world's best-paid leader.


Singapore's Lee Hsien Loong earns 12 1/2 times as much as Putin at a whooping $1.7 million. Loong's salary is large enough to pay for the combined salaries of the leaders of India, Brazil, Italy, Russia, France, Turkey, Japan, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Germany.

Loong's Singapore is also the world's most expensive city for a second year in a row, according to The Economist's bi-annual Worldwide Cost of Living report, Businessinsider reported.