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The highest paid world leaders – from Trump to Carrie Lam to Lee Hsien Loong

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USA Today ranked the highest paying leaders in the world. Unsurprisingly, all the annual salaries of the world leaders are way above the country's GDP per capita or average wages.

10. Xavier BettelTitle: Prime Minister of LuxembourgAnnual salary (in USD): $278,035Time in office: 5 years, 4 monthsGDP per capita: $93,891.49

9. Sebastian KurzTitle: Chancellor of AustriaAnnual salary (in USD): $328,584Time in office: 1 year, 3 monthsGDP per capita: $45,478.96

8. Mohamed Ould Abdel AzizTitle: President of MauritaniaAnnual salary (in USD): $330,000Time in office: 9 years, 8 monthsGDP per capita: $3,655.37

7. Jacinda ArdernTitle: Prime Minister of New ZealandAnnual salary (in USD): $339,862Time in office: 1 year, 5 monthsGDP per capita: $35,244.99

 6. Angela MerkelTitle: Chancellor of GermanyAnnual salary (in USD): $369,727Time in office: 13 years, 4 monthsGDP per capita: $46,719.29

5. Scott MorrisonTitle: Prime Minister of AustraliaAnnual salary (in USD): $378,415Time in office: 7 monthsGDP per capita: $46,554.63

4. Donald TrumpTitle: President of the United StatesAnnual salary (in USD): $400,000Time in office: 2 years, 2 monthsGDP per capita: $54,440.90

3. Ueli MaurerTitle: President of the Swiss ConfederationAnnual salary (in USD): $482,958Time in office: 3 monthsGDP per capita: $56,473.64

2. Carrie LamTitle: Chief Executive of Hong KongAnnual salary (in USD): $568,400Time in office: 1 year, 9 monthsGDP per capita: $57,081.14

1. Lee Hsien LoongTitle: Prime Minister of SingaporeAnnual salary (in USD): $1,610,000Time in office: 14 years, 7 monthsGDP per capita: $86,810.78

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