REVEALED: Scott Morrison is the fifth-best-paid leader in the world – earning more than Angela Merkel, Theresa May and even Vladimir Putin
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison is one of the best paid leaders in the world
- Australian leader makes about $ 538,000 years or longer than AUD $ 11,000 week
- His salary places him on leaders such as the German Chancellor Angela Merkel
- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is number seven on the list
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is the fifth highest paid leader in the world, ahead of other prominent figures such as German Chancellor Theresa May and Vladimir Putin.
The Australian leader achieves around AUD $ 538,000 a year, seven times the average national wage.
Broken down, Mr. Morrison earns approximately AUD $ 44,800 a month or just over AUD $ 11,000 a week.
According to the Bureau of Statistics, the average weekly profit for a full-time employee is AUD 1,600.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is the fifth highest paid leader in the world, even more important than other high-profile figures such as German Chancellor Theresa May and Vladimir Putin
That honor comes from Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long, who raises around AUD $ 2,328,000 a year
Although Mr. Morrison earns considerably more than the average employee, he is not the richest leader in the world.
That honor comes from Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long, who raises around AUD $ 2,328,000 a year.
Mr. Morrison closely follows US President Donald Trump, who contributes approximately $ 578,000 annually.
Although Trump has donated his salary to a large number of government agencies and has not kept a cent for himself.
Agencies such as the Ministry of Education and the Department of Veteran Affairs have each received part of the president's salary.
While Mr. Morrison is close behind the American president, his salary places him ahead of other world leaders, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.
Mrs. Merkel is placed sixth on the list and marginally less with around AUD $ 534,000.
Mrs. Ardern follows her closely and comes in at number seven with around AUD $ 491,000.
British Prime Minister Theresa May does not even reach the top 10 of government lists, with a salary of only AUD 272,000.
British Prime Minister Theresa May does not even reach the top 10 of government lists, with a salary of only AUD 272,000
Russian President Vladimir Putin is even further down with a measly salary of AUD $ 194,000
Russian President Vladimir Putin is even further down with a measly salary of AUD $ 194,000.
Although Poin, despite not having made the rich list, is said to have a net worth in the billions, he is one of the richest people in the world.
According to political analyst and Putin critic Stansislav Belkovsky, the Russian leader would be worth as much as $ 70 billion.
Putin estimated that it was worth about US $ 40 billion in 2007, although Belkovsky believes that this sum has increased significantly.
He links the sum to Putin's shares in a number of oil and gas companies.
According to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, he has a 4.5 percent stake in the national gas giant Gazprom, a 37 percent stake in Surgutneftegas and holds a large stake in a company that cannot be named for legal reasons.
Mrs. Merkel is placed sixth on the list and marginally less with around AUD $ 534,000
Top 10 to become world leaders
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is one of the highest paid political leaders in the world. Below is a brief overview of the top 10 most deserving world leaders, with each estimate rounded to the nearest thousand.
1. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long: AUD $ 2,328,000
2. Chief Executive Carrie Lam of Hong Kong: AUD $ 821,000
3. Swiss Federal President Ueli Maurer: AUD 698,000 dollars
4. US President Donald Trump: AUD $ 578,000
5. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison: AUD $ 538,000
6. German Chancellor Angela Merkel: AUD $ 534,000
7. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: AUD $ 491,000
8. Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz: AUD $ 477,000
9. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: AUD $ 475,000
10. Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel: AUD $ 402,000
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