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BIG BUCKS: Salaries that world leaders take home

Last updated on: December 2, 2011 10:07 IST

BIG BUCKS: Salaries that world leaders take home

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will get more salary than United States President Barack Obama and the United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron, as the country's Remuneration Tribunal has decided in favour of increasing the wage of the members of Parliament.

The salary of Gillard is set to overshoot by $90,000 making her total wages exceed even US president Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron salaries, to about $470,000 (Rs 2,41,89,724).

Let's take a look at how much other heads of the state earn.

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Image: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Photographs: Reuters
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United States

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The annual salary of Barack Obama, President of the United States was increased to $400,000 (Rs 2,15,86,999) per year, including a $50,000 expense allowance. In addition to this, he has a $100,000 non-taxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment.

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Image: President of the United States Barack Obama
Photographs: Reuters
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United Kingdom

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron.

Salary: Takes home about $221,000 (Rs 1,13,74,317) per year.

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Image: Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron
Photographs: Reuters
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India

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Salary: Around Rs 1.35 lakh per month.

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Image: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Photographs: Reuters
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Pakistan

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Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari.

Salary: Earns around Rs 2,50,000 a month.

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Image: Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari
Photographs: Reuters
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Afghanistan

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Salary: $525 (Rs 25,733)

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Image: Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Photographs: Reuters
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Germany

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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany.

Salary: Receives Rs 1,52,73,964 per annum and a Rs Rs 15,27,396 bonus.

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Image: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Photographs: Reuters
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Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Salary: Takes home about 146,000 Roubles (Rs 2, 44,770) every month.

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Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin
Photographs: Reuters
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France

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President of the French Republic Nicholas Sarkozy.

Salary: Approximately Rs 1,66,62,507.


Image: President of the French Republic Nicholas Sarkozy
Photographs: Reuters
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