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David Cameron's Salary - How Does It Compare To Other World Leaders?

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David Cameron's Salary Is Small When Compared With Other World Leaders
David Cameron's Salary Is Small When Compared With Other World Leaders

The salaries of many top civil servants are often compared to David Cameron's, but it turns out that the British Prime Minister is quite underpaid, when compared with other world leaders.

Many countries much smaller than Britain have presidents and prime ministers with much bigger pay packets, as highlighted by one recent pay cut. Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, will see his pay slashed by 36% in May, in response to complaints by the country's opposition party.

Currently Lee is the world's highest paid politician, taking home more than $3 million (£1.4 million) every year, but this will be reduced to S$2.2 million under the recommendations of a review committee set up last year.

Despite the pay cut Lee still earns three times that of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Donald Tsang, the next highest paid political leader who takes home a healthy $550,000 (£351,707.38) a year.

So which other world leaders are raking it in? Here's the top ten...

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