Pay cheques that world leaders take home
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
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
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
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
President of China Hu Jintao
Pay cheque: Hu Jintao earns Yuan 70,078 (Rs 483,639) a month
Image: Hu Jintao
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
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
President of Chile Sebastian Pinera
Pay cheque: Pinera takes home $12,600 or Rs 5.7 lakh a month
Image: Sebastian Pinera
President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Paycheque: Yudhoyono gets Rupiah 62 million or Rs 3.16 lakh a month.
Image: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe
Pay cheque: Mugabe takes home about $1,500 or Rs 68,250 every month
Image: Robert Mugabe
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