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Pay cheques that world leaders take home

Last updated on: February 16, 2011 09:53 IST

Pay cheques that world leaders take home

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As Egypt celebrates the success of their revolution, the focus now shifts to its ex-President, Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak, who publicly stated to take home a salary of nearly Rs 46,000 a month as President, is now facing the heat as details of the assets worldwide emerge thick and fast.

Mubarak's and his family's net worth is estimated to be between $40 billion (Rs 182,500 crore) and $70 billion (Rs 319,500 crore). The Mubarak family owns properties in London, Paris, Madrid, Dubai, Washington, New York and Frankfurt, according to a report from IHS Global Insight.

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Image: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Photographs: Reuters
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India

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't earn a salary as such, but his various cash allowances total approximately Rs 50,000 rupees plus other perks.

President of India Pratibha Patil takes home a salary of Rs 1.5 lakh every month.

Almost everything that the President does or wants to do is taken care of by the nearly Rs 30 crore budget that the government allots for her upkeep. The allocation also covers establishment-related expenses in respect of all the staff of the secretariat and expenditure on household establishment and purchase of vehicles.



 


Image: President Pratibha Patil with Prime Minister manmohan Singh at a public function

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United States

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President of United States Barack Obama

Pay cheque:
Obama earns $33,333 every month (about Rs 1,520,818), along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 non-taxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment.



 


Image: US President Barack Obama

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Iran

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President of Iran Mehmoud Ahmadinejad

Pay cheque: Ahmadinejad takes home a paltry Rs 11,373 every month. What's surprising is that, as per media reports, Ahmadinejad doesn't draw his salary as President but as a lecturer in a university college! For additional information, the Iranian President still lives in his house and not the Presidential palace.



 


Image: Mehmoud Ahmadinejad

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China

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President of China Hu Jintao

Pay cheque: Hu Jintao earns Yuan 70,078 (Rs 483,639) a month


Image: Hu Jintao

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South Korea

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President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak

Pay cheque: Lee Myung-bak earns close to 1.8 billion won or Rs 7.3 crore per annum


Image: Lee Myung-bak

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Britain

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Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron

Pay cheque: At present, the prime minister receives 142,500 (Rs 1.4 crore), including a salary of Rs 65,737 as a Member of Parliament per annum


Image: David Cameron

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Chile

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President of Chile Sebastian Pinera

Pay cheque: Pinera takes home $12,600 or Rs 5.7 lakh a month


Image: Sebastian Pinera

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Indonesia

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President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Paycheque: Yudhoyono gets Rupiah 62 million or Rs 3.16 lakh a month.


Image: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

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Zimbabwe

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President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe

Pay cheque: Mugabe takes home about $1,500 or Rs 68,250 every month


Image: Robert Mugabe

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Portugal

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President of Portugal Anibal Cavaco Silva

Pay cheque: On paper, Silva earns 6,523.93 euros or Rs 4.1 lakh a month. However, the Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva has not been receiving his presidential salary ever since a new law was passed in Western Europe's poorest country prohibiting public servants from drawing both a salary and a pension at the same time. The 71-year-old conservative receives pensions from the central bank and Universidade Nova von Lissabon worth a total of 10,042 euros or nearly Rs 6.2 lakh per month, according to media reports.



 


Image: Anibal Cavaco Silva

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Russia

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President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev

Pay cheque: Medvedev reportedly earns $9,493 or Rs 4.3 lakh a month


Image: Dmitry Medvedev

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