Here Are The Highest-Paid World Leaders

Here Are The Highest-Paid World Leaders


Worth over $3 billion at last count, President Donald Trump famously vowed during the 2016 U.S. presidential to draw no wages should he be elected and, thus far, he has been keeping his promise, donating his pay in quarterly chunks to different government department like the Department of Health and Human Services.

Wondering how much exactly the president makes in his current job, and how his pay stacks up in comparison to other world leaders — and the average citizen who voted him in? British financial services firm IG Group has compiled an online comparative database of how different elected, appointed and lifetime leaders of OECD nations are compensated. Below are the top 10 best-paid global leaders.

Source: IG Group, Google/World Bank

10. President Donald Trump, USA — $400,000

Here Are The Highest-Paid World Leaders

Donald Trump

At $400K annually, Donald Trump pulls in about seven times the average U.S. per capita GDP of just below $57,467.