During Rupert Murdoch’s testimony before British MPs on Tuesday, he noted that Singapore’s government is one of the “cleanest” in the world largely because its top ministers are paid exorbitant salaries (in excess of $1-million) annually.
Indeed, the head of state of Singapore is, by far, the highest paid head-of-state in the world, raking in almost $3-milliobn annually.
Here are the ten highest-paid national leaders in the world, as compiled by Newsflavor.com. (Note, this is not a reflection of personal wealth, since dictators in many countries amass huge assets illegally and do not necessarily receive a state-approved salary).
All figures in US dollars.