How Much Money Presidents Make Around The World

How Much Money Presidents Make Around The World


It’s not easy being the leader of a country,
a fact that becomes evident when you look at before and after photos from when they
first sat in the big seat and when their status as leader came to an end. They seem to age a lot. You’d think they’d be paid handsomely
for this post, but that’s not always the case. Let’s go ahead and have a look at the wages
of presidents around the world. We should say before we start, that some countries
have a monarchy and they have a prime minister, while some countries have both a prime minister
and a president and other just a president. Today we’ll focus on the heads of government
and not kings or queens or presidents you haven’t heard of. In some nations the president holds the highest
position, yet it is the prime minister that is more hands-on so might be the leader you
have heard of. We’ll also choose 30 people for you, from
the ones who are paid very little to the ones who get the big bucks. We cannot cover the whole world obviously. The International Monetary Fund will provide
a lot of the data, although some information we found was quite outdated so we’ll try
and give you the latest numbers we can find. 30. Jorge Lopes Bom Jesus
This guy is the 17th and current Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe. If you’ve never even heard of this island
nation, it lies off the coast of Africa. It’s reported that his yearly earnings are
in the region of $2,100. He studied in France and has a wife and five
kids, so we might wonder how he gets by on such a paltry wage. He is said to be very well-educated and comes
from a humble background. 29. Askar Mamin
This is the prime minister of Kazakhstan and it’s said he earns $2,630 a year. One of his main mandates as leader is to try
and improve wages in the country, so let’s hope he ends up getting paid a bit more. We also found a source that told us his net
worth had increased $500,000 in the last year. 28. Abiy Ahmed
This man is the PM of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. It’s said he earn about $3,600 a year. We found another source that said he earned
slightly more, which equated to him earning just $15 a day. Another source that was based in Africa wrote,
“On a salary of just $300 [they mean a month], Abiy Ahmed’s Mission as Prime Minister in
Ethiopia is not to amass wealth but to overhaul the economic model of his country. This is the type of leadership ideology Africa
needs, don’t you agree?” In an interview the leader said, “I am not
getting rich, but I am not corrupted. I have a modest office.” 27. Maia Sandu
Welcome the prime minister of Moldova. According to the World Monetary Fund she earns
$6,433 a year. She’s been fighting to raise wages in the
country for some time now. 26. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
This prime minister of Vietnam is said to have a wage packet of $8,000 a year. The Vietnamese media reported in 2017 that
he got himself a wage rise of one percent, but then so did all civil servants. We found another source that said he earned
almost $10,000, which is about $36 a day. 25. KP Sharma Oli
This Prime Minister of Nepal is said to earn around $10,000 a year. The Marxist leader has a bit more cash, though,
as he and his wife own a fair bit of land. 24. Andrej Babiš
This one is quite remarkable and the Czech PM is said to earn in the region of $10,000
a year. The thing is, though, he’s a billionaire
so he doesn’t exactly need the money. In fact, in 2019 there were protests against
him in the streets, with his critics accusing him of corruption and intimidation. 23. Li Keqiang
This guy can be called the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of
China but you can call him PM and it won’t hurt his feelings. It’s said he earns just $13,269, which isn’t
much when you consider the wealth in China. 22. Ali Asadov
This PM of Azerbaijan we are told earns $17,000 a year. He’s only just come to power and we can’t
really tell you that much about him. 21. Sheikh Hasina
This Prime Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has had this
position for a long time and it’s said she earns about $17,000 a year too. That’s what the IMF says, but we found another
source that said she gets about five bucks a day only. She has stood up against corruption and been
accused of corruption herself. We found yet another source that also had
her on just over five bucks a day, so maybe she doesn’t get that 17,000 a year. 20. Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré
This guy is the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso and it’s reported he earns $17,700
a year. Now we will look at the middle earners in
the world of leaders. 19. Hun Sen
The PM of Cambodia is said to earn around $30,000 a year. He’s played down his wealth before, but
some experts think his net worth for his family is perhaps as much as one billion dollars. Still, a few years ago he said, “Besides
my salary I don’t have any other income. But I think my children will support me, they
won’t let me starve.” His critics say he’s an outright liar and
corrupt as well, but that wouldn’t be unusual in today’s politics. Let’s just say his family have their fingers
in a lot of pies. 18. Prayut Chan-o-cha
Welcome to Thailand and the PM who took over after a military coup. This guy’s right hand men have recently
been in the news, one for being caught and imprisoned for trafficking large amounts of
heroin when he was younger and another for having an array of fabulously expensive watches
that only millionaires could afford. These military guys seem to have stacks of
cash, but the PM is said to earn less than $50,000 a year. He’s said to be worth millions of dollars,
but like his rich and powerful buddies, he claims he can justify his wealth. 17. Mateusz Morawiecki
This is the Polish PM and it’s said he earns $57,772 a year. This millionaire ex-banker was called by Foreign
Policy.org “a Technocrat Banker and a Far-Right Populist at the Same Time.” Yet another rich man in power, so we guess
there is a thread. 16. Viorica Dăncilă
The Romanian PM we are told is paid about $60,000 a year. We found a source that said she is worth $12
million, but we can’t say if that is true or where that wealth comes from. Her husband might earn a good wage as he works
in oil. 15. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
This guy is the PM of Samoa and it’s said he earns around $78,000 a year. His net worth, though, is huge at around $600
million. Some sources say it is even higher. 14. Pedro Sánchez
The PM of Spain gets about $97,000 a year. He comes from an upper-middle class family,
is very well educated, but according to recent reports he doesn’t know much about ham. 13. Mia Mottley
The PM of Barbados is said to earn around $100,000 a year. She also came from a well-off family and got
herself a good education at the best schools. She is the first female PM of the country. 12. Giuseppe Conte
The Italian PM came from a humble background and didn’t seem to receive a silver spoon. However, he was gifted and so achieved lots
in school. This eventually led to him studying abroad,
with a stint at Yale, too. His wage is said to be about $130,000 a year. 11. Saad Hariri
This is the PM of Lebanon and he is said to make in the region of $140,000 a year. It seems he has some cash, as the New York
Times alleged he paid $16 million to a South African model he had a relationship with. Where did he get that kind of cash? Family money is the answer, and there is a
lot of it due to all kinds of big business including telecommunications and banking. His father was also powerful and for a time
PM, but he got assassinated. Ok, now to the really big earners. We mean in terms of wages, not like this guy
who likely doesn’t even need his PM wage. 10. Uhuru Kenyatta
This is the President of Kenya and he earns something like $190,000 a year. He’s the son of the man called the founding
father of Kenya, so politics runs in the blood. Business also runs in his blood and like many
others on this list his fingers are in a lot of pies. We can’t find his updated net worth, but
some years ago he was worth half a billion dollars. His wage is even higher if we include packages,
but that’s likely similar for many people we have mentioned today. 9. Mark Rutte
The PM of the Netherlands is said to get about $197,000 a year. Apparently he isn’t as powerful as other
PMs of the world due to how the Dutch do things over there. He comes from some money it seems, with his
father working as a trader around Asia. Still, on this list it seems his net worth
is meagre. 8. Boris Johnson
The new UK PM Boris Johnson is certainly a controversial figure, disliked by some for
his sometimes crude remarks and loved by others as the guy to put Britain first again. He has had an equally controversial career
as a journalist, and in his youth could be said to have been one of those posh Old Boys
who have funny haircuts and strange accents. He certainly comes from cash, but is said
to be paid $215,980 a year. Fox News in 2019 told us his net worth was
about £1.6 million, which is about two million dollars. 7. Stefan Löfven
Unlike Mr. Johnson this man had a tough start to life. He was orphaned when young and grew up with
a working class family. He later spent some time training as a welder
at the Unemployment Career Training center. He then became a welder and later supported
the trade as a unionist. That’s how he got into politics. He now gets paid around $240,000 a year. 6. Leo Varadkar
This guy gets about the same as the former leader. His father is of Indian descent, went to Ireland
and became a doctor. There he met his wife, a nurse. Varadkar is only the fourth openly gay head
of government in the modern age. His salary according to the IMF is $237,000
a year. 5. Katrín Jakobsdóttir
According to the IMF this PM gets about $240,000 a year. She’s been a lecturer and also worked in
media. Then she became the second female PM of Iceland. 4. Justin Trudeau
The PM of Canada we are told earns about $260,000 a year. It’s said money was given to him from his
father which in turn came from his grandfather. He is certainly a millionaire, and has earned
quite a bit of money from his side business. In 2019 it’s said he is worth $13 million. Others have put the figure closer to 10 million. 3. Jacinda Ardern
This woman was born to a cop and a catering assistant but got into politics really early
and just climbed up the ladder. The New Zealand PM is said to earn a whopping
$325,000 a year. While she makes the big bucks she didn’t
come from cash and so doesn’t have the big bank account. 2. Donald Trump
Maybe the most controversial man on the planet right now is the American president, Donald
Trump. How much he has earned or lost is constantly
speculated over. We know the White House wage is $400,000,
but all added up it’s closer to $550,000. When he came to office he said he wouldn’t
take even one dollar of that. He doesn’t need to, with an estimated net
worth of $3.1 billion according to Forbes in 2019. We should say that the Swiss leader and German
leader get paid a bit more, but as you know, we haven’t included everyone on this list. 1. Lee Hsien Loong
The same goes for the Hong Kong leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam. She is a top earner, but she doesn’t get
as much as Singapore’s PM, Lee Hsien Loong, who earns a base salary of $1,610,000. Some news reports state that with all the
extras added on it’s more like $2.5 million, which is some wage for a leader. He also said he didn’t need that much and
asked for a decrease. Does he need it? Not really, he’s a successful businessman
from a rich and powerful family and he has a net worth of at least $50 million. What do you think of this list? If you come from one of these countries, tell
us in the comments what you think about your leader. Also, be sure to check out our other episode
What If World Leader Punches Another World Leader? Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time.

100 Comments

  • mister_6 _

    November 22, 2019

    What exactly is a ringworm

    Reply
  • All Uptodate

    November 22, 2019

    The PM of Lebanon Saad Hariri has Resigned

    Reply
  • Sanjeev Muralidharan

    November 22, 2019

    What about Indian prime minister Narendra modi

    Reply
  • Farhan Milano

    November 22, 2019

    Soeharto, indonesia

    Reply
  • Pixelated Rules

    November 22, 2019

    Who was waiting for their President??😂😂

    Reply
  • jakeo

    November 22, 2019

    A

    Reply
  • Serafina S

    November 22, 2019

    you totally mixed up hong kong and singapore

    Reply
  • Afonso Abreu

    November 22, 2019

    My harm MY HARM 8. 56

    Reply
  • AlexTheGamer

    November 22, 2019

    Che schifo Conte 🤢

    Reply
  • Serafina S

    November 22, 2019

    also, if Carrie Lam earns just a little bit less than Lee… why is Trump no. 2 lol

    Reply
  • caiwj22

    November 22, 2019

    Wrong flag

    Reply
  • tahsin rahman

    November 22, 2019

    y tf sheikh hasina there, she shud be dead by now… you know imma just myself!

    Reply
  • icy shdows

    November 22, 2019

    she is corrupted

    Reply
  • Farid Ahmed Deputy

    November 22, 2019

    Thank you ppl…. we get it now, they used the wrong flag for singapore

    Reply
  • Inioluwa Oladiyun

    November 22, 2019

    What about Nigeria’s president

    Reply
  • Alvin Daniel

    November 22, 2019

    ion chicu replaced maia sandu of moldova and ludovic orban replaced viorica dancila just this month

    Reply
  • Sahz Lee

    November 22, 2019

    That is not Singapore’s flag

    Reply
  • M.A B.J

    November 22, 2019

    3:58 is my favourite part that's true 😂😂😂

    Reply
  • Gina

    November 22, 2019

    Trump dont deserve a cent😑

    Reply
  • AUDE SAPERE

    November 22, 2019

    IRELAND IS SO ASHAMED OF OUR LEADER. ANOTHER ELITIST RADICAL LIBERAL WHO WAS HELPED TO POWER BY THE MEDIA & IS RUINING OUR COUNTRY

    Reply
  • Just pj

    November 22, 2019

    if I was a president I would give 1% of my salary to the homeless

    Reply
  • akeem souvenir

    November 22, 2019

    is this in local currency or USD

    Reply
  • Screaming Eagle

    November 22, 2019

    Donald Trump hasn't taken a single penny from it. Why cant you tell people this? Against your agenda?

    Reply
  • Jacksil Jackson

    November 22, 2019

    Uuhhh I think varadkar shouldve been replaced by micheal D higgins the president of ireland

    Reply
  • sivx17

    November 22, 2019

    10:53 I didnt know singapore shares the same flag as hong kong lol

    Reply
  • TheLegend27

    November 22, 2019

    No germany? Okay

    Reply
  • 8 CAP

    November 22, 2019

    Viorica la min 5+

    Reply
  • Cody373

    November 22, 2019

    What do I think about trump? He's disgraceful.

    Reply
  • DawsonEdiger

    November 22, 2019

    Why in the absolute fu k would you start at 30. Jesus Christ have you ever heard of top ten videos?????

    Reply
  • Andrew Waterreus

    November 22, 2019

    OK people, we get it now! They used the wrong flag for Singapore! Please look through the comments before you go saying the same comment that has already been said by dozens of other people!

    Reply
  • Aaron Powell

    November 22, 2019

    10:31 lolololol Trump isn't a billionaire. Lololol not even close

    Reply
  • Ste fan D

    November 22, 2019

    “Let’s get to the middle earners of the list.”

    The beginning of the middle was 20, not 19. It goes 30-21, 20-11, and 10-1 so that all groups have 10 places in them.

    Reply
  • Rashed1255

    November 22, 2019

    9:00 that right hand is creepy 😹

    Reply
  • Adil M

    November 22, 2019

    Please make a video on richest monarchs around the world

    Reply
  • Froakie 579

    November 22, 2019

    Im from the netherlands but im still a child so im not really into politics just wanted to see this video tho (:

    Reply
  • Michael R

    November 22, 2019

    We know. The Singapore flag is wrong. No comment necessary

    Reply
  • Upside Down 365

    November 22, 2019

    Please do a video on if you should eat cookie dough?

    Reply
  • Hades The Mapper

    November 22, 2019

    wrong flag for singapore

    Reply
  • Kuunib

    November 22, 2019

    The wrong flag for Singapore and uh Switzerland doesn't have a single head of state.

    Reply
  • Kinglemcke

    November 22, 2019

    You should do one about current presidents with the highest net worth

    Reply
  • Vincent Delas Alas

    November 22, 2019

    That's all wrong . Have you guys factored corruption in your calculations?

    Reply
  • The Infographics Show

    November 22, 2019

    Sorry about the wrong flag of Singapore. I missed it during the quality control 🙁

    Reply
  • Euan

    November 22, 2019

    Trump only takes a dollar and donates the rest

    Reply
  • Ulvi

    November 22, 2019

    hey relly ty you for this vid i want ti get smater but i did not think like that i will try it now tyt the infograhics show ps where do you find all this info i relly want to know becuse i want to try read it myself

    sry bad spilling love from denmark

    Reply
  • Armin A

    November 22, 2019

    You did great at pronouncing everyone’s names great job

    Reply
  • kslimee 4

    November 22, 2019

    this dude be nailing the accents

    Reply
  • tutu bien

    November 22, 2019

    In swiss theres 7 'leaders' and everyone gets around 500'000 CHF a year thats about 550'000 $ i 'x' leaders because they don't lead the people do

    Reply
  • passtheBuck Canuck

    November 22, 2019

    Next video :
    "How many GREAT Presidents around the world have donated their wage or refused payments to RULE?…..LIKE A BOSS!!!! "

    Reply
  • Saksham Agrawal

    November 22, 2019

    Pls make a video about narendra modi

    Reply
  • Marvin

    November 22, 2019

    If the leader for singapore wants a decrease, I will happily take some of it. I mean he doesn't want it anyway ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Reply
  • nunchuck canuck

    November 22, 2019

    Trump 2020 he took 1 dollar to fill the minimum wage for the potus. Career politicians are dangerous and super easy to corrupt the president should make bout 150 k at most

    Reply
  • A H

    November 22, 2019

    Stefan lövfen is a corrupt frog

    Reply
  • AUT1STT

    November 22, 2019

    So how much they get?

    Reply
  • Warning Bullshit here

    November 22, 2019

    17000 dollars per year.

    5 dollar per day?

    GrEaT MaThS!

    Reply
  • Pikachu Sensei.

    November 22, 2019

    Can you do – What if papers, please was real?

    Reply
  • Christian T

    November 22, 2019

    Its not that hard to put the right colour for the italian flag. Green, White and red

    Reply
  • Walomeister

    November 22, 2019

    Why wasn’t the Australian Prime Minister here? He’s makes over $500,000 per year

    Reply
  • hasibuzzaman hasib

    November 22, 2019

    Love from Bangladesh. Shek hasina is a corrupt PM but she run and develop Bangladesh better than any other PM in Bangladesh history.

    Reply
  • hasibuzzaman hasib

    November 22, 2019

    She raise war against corruption and terriers.

    Reply
  • Tomatohead FD

    November 22, 2019

    Netherlands! I respect rutte. Ha has a progressive attitude and is an amazing talker. Winning debates not with empty promises but an steel smile and counter arguments.

    Reply
  • Anthony Saephan

    November 22, 2019

    Why are all the millionaires only earning 50k a year?

    Reply
  • J C

    November 22, 2019

    BOLIVIA

    Reply
  • housebird29

    November 22, 2019

    Thumbs up for the pronunciations!! 👍🏻

    Reply
  • Bob The Cow

    November 22, 2019

    I was so happy when Boris Johnson got mentioned I’m from th UK

    Reply
  • k channel

    November 22, 2019

    I am from lebanon saad hariri net worth was 2.1 billion but then with some troubles it came down to 1.9 billion although his father was much much richer because when he was assasinated he split the money to saad hariri and his brothers and sisters

    Reply
  • Woosh

    November 22, 2019

    If ur singaporean and watching this now, go to sleep it’s 3am later tmr cannot wake up

    Reply
  • NO NAME

    November 22, 2019

    30 people are on this list, but only 5 are female. The world should ideally 50-50 with leaders.

    Reply
  • disabled submarine vet

    November 22, 2019

    i am a disabled vet and get a whole 1900.00 a month.

    Reply
  • Param IAm

    November 22, 2019

    Hey man what about PM of India, Narendra Modi?

    Reply
  • ousmane Balde

    November 22, 2019

    African presidents take all the money of the country

    Reply
  • King Bun bun

    November 22, 2019

    What happen with the old narrator

    Reply
  • Coinwolfeee

    November 22, 2019

    WERES CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

    Reply
  • Ok Boomer

    November 22, 2019

    Next:
    Absolutists
    Dictators
    Friers
    And
    Nien
    Nien
    Nien

    Reply
  • Anthony Toliver

    November 22, 2019

    May have gotten the wrong flag for Singapore but well makes up for his pronunciations of people's names.

    Reply
  • Vedant Potdar

    November 22, 2019

    Indian PM MODE

    Reply
  • The Asian Dictator

    November 22, 2019

    Forgot Taiwan

    Reply
  • Ricardo Oliveira

    November 22, 2019

    8:07 did anyone else hear "a traitor around asia"?

    Reply
  • mnbvcxz qwertyuiop

    November 22, 2019

    Viorica Dancila ( romanian prime minister ) suks a lot

    Reply
  • HyperClaw875513

    November 22, 2019

    Trumps big budget also only makes 100,000 a year big whoop

    Reply
  • Michael hennessy

    November 22, 2019

    Hi

    Reply
  • Sercil

    November 22, 2019

    You should always put these numbers into perspective. 3,600$ a year sounds incredibly low, but the most typical ethiopian yearly income is ~2938$.
    Without this context, you're just listing meaningless numbers. You don't know how far that kind of money gets you in Ethiopia.

    Reply
  • Pavlik05 pp

    November 22, 2019

    Where is Putin and Brunei president

    Reply
  • An Anatolian Guy

    November 22, 2019

    Are corrupted ones including?

    Reply
  • Banhmiso1

    November 22, 2019

    Trump 2020!

    Reply
  • Eduard Alexandru

    November 22, 2019

    Veoricaaaaa 🇹🇩

    Reply
  • Banhmiso1

    November 22, 2019

    Don't worry about the Hong Kong flag. It won't be long before they will be flying the communist Chinese flag

    Reply
  • Joshua Meyer

    November 22, 2019

    Can we take a moment to appreciate the impressive pronunciation of each leader’s name?

    Reply
  • pete lee

    November 22, 2019

    The real question is what do the president have to actually pay for? They're provided a place to live, are served by the best chefs of the country, have 24/7 protection toothwort off any assassination attempts, and even their vacations are payed for by tax payers.

    Reply
  • Daniel Srbija

    November 22, 2019

    All presidents are millionaires on the bank but earn 100,000k a year 🤔

    Reply
  • oofblocks

    November 22, 2019

    We know the Singapore flag is wrong can you all stop

    Reply
  • bamchum

    November 22, 2019

    Honestly #15 that pronunciation 👏👏👏

    Reply
  • Sam K

    November 22, 2019

    … As of 1 July 2019, Australia's prime minister is paid a total salary of $549,250. and is sending "hopes and prayers" to our bushfire victims, and telling the ones who have lost everything, to watch the cricket to cheer up…

    Reply
  • lombardo141

    November 22, 2019

    Well explains why most countries President steal money. 🤷‍♂️

    Reply
  • Chase Brown

    November 22, 2019

    You guys left out Trump, he literally makes $1 off of his presidential salary bc he turned down the standard amount(since he already makes bank).

    Reply
  • Corrni

    November 22, 2019

    I'm sorry but the Czech prime minister does make 10 000 dollars per year but per month! That's such a difference!

    Reply
  • Bananas4Sale

    November 22, 2019

    I think number 11 was sad

    Reply
  • cool ok

    November 22, 2019

    that polish pronunciation thoughhhhh (called mateusz myself)

    Reply
  • Elliott 1

    November 23, 2019

    Donald trump makes no money from being president as he donates his paycheck to organizations such as the small business association and many others.

    Reply
  • Stephen Bachman

    November 23, 2019

    Manny Pacciquo can punch Scott Morrison in the face. I have no problem with that.

    Reply
  • Kadd

    November 23, 2019

    everyone is complaining about the singapore flag but nobody noticed that italy's flag is wrong aswell

    Reply

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