Buzz

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.

sisimal

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

6111992-3x2-940x627

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

obama

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

574

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

Jacob-Zuma

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

Japanese-prime-minister-S-012

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

26112014-hollande-sisi-pari

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

ikkhb6k7dcjo

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

 

It's Time to 'Treat Refugees Like Animals'
Queen Rania Imagines a Different Future for Drowned Three-Year-Old Refugee

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz
@khairatmk

Mohamed Khairat is the Founder and Chief Editor of Egyptian Streets.

More in Buzz

‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ Introduces New Combat-Free Game Mode That Lets Players Tour Ancient Egypt

Kari MegeedSeptember 29, 2017

Egyptian Mohamed Salah Wins UEFA Player of The Week Poll, Beating Messi and Ronaldo

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 16, 2017

Egypt Selects “Sheikh Jackson” for Foreign-Language Oscar Nomination

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 11, 2017

Egyptian-American Rami Malek to Play Queen’s Freddie Mercury in Biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 6, 2017

Here’s What Tourists Really Think of Egypt

Egyptian StreetsAugust 31, 2017

14-Year-Old Arrested in Saudi Arabia for Dancing to “Macarena” in Public

Egyptian StreetsAugust 23, 2017

Egyptian Woman Drives a Truck, Breaks the Tradition

Engy AdhamAugust 21, 2017

Al Ahly’s Amr Gamal Will Be Egypt’s First Footballer to Play in South Africa

Kari MegeedAugust 13, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.