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Egypt’s President Sisi Earns $63,000 a Year. Here’s How This Compares to Other World Leaders.

Egypt’s President Sisi Earns $63,000 a Year. Here’s How This Compares to Other World Leaders.

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In Egypt’s latest parliamentary session, it was revealed that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi earns a salary of EGP 500,000 ($US 63,000) a year.

Upon hearing the number, the parliament reportedly ascended into chaos and a closed session was declared by the speaker.

This is despite the fact that the President is legally earning just less than the maximum wage that a public sector employee can earn a month, which is EGP 42,000. Moreover, according to the Presidency, Sisi donates half of his salary to the Tahya Masr (Long Live Egypt) donation pool.

Regardless, the question remains, how does this salary stack up to other world leaders? Below we’ve compiled the approximate salaries of a few world leaders from across the globe.

1. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong: $US 1.7 million

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2. United States of America President Barack Obama: $US 400,000

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3. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: $US 341,000

Australian Prime Minister designate Malcolm Turnbull with Deputy Prime Minister designate Julie Bishop during a press conference in the Blue Room, after winning the Australian Federal leadership in a party ballot vote, at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AAP Image/Sam Mooy) NO ARCHIVING

4. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: $US 260,000

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5. German Chancellor Angela Merkel: $US 230,000

President Sisi and Chancellor Merkel at the end of a press conference in Berlin. Credit: Reuters

6. South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma: $US 223,500

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7. British Prime Minister David Cameron: $US 214,000

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) speaks during a news conference with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, November 5, 2015. Photo: Andy Rain / Reuters

8. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: $US 200,000

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9. French President Francois Hollande: $US 190,000

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10. Russian President Vladimir Putin: $US 136,000

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi visit the Black Sea Fleet's missile cruiser Moskva on Aug. 12 in the sea port of Sochi. (Alexei Druzhinin / AFP)

11. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff: $US 120,000

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12. Chinese President Xi Jinping: $US 22,000

Egypt's President Sisi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi during a signing ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

 

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