20 Highest-Paid World Leaders

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Does it pay to be president? Ask the men and women who are among the top paid world leaders.

Earning from just over $200,000 to nearly $2 million, the yearly earnings of these heads of states far exceed the pay of the average citizen in their countries. One measure of the average resident yearly earnings is GDP per capita. While the countries with the highest GDP per capita often have the best-paid leaders — the annual salaries of their leaders are always well above the country’s GDP per capita.

To find the highest-paid world leaders, 24/7 Wall St. gathered information from country websites, data from organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, and the CIA World Factbook.

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