10 Highest Paid Heads of State in the World

PROGRES.ID – The head of state is the highest position in a country. Like a job, the head of state also pocketed a salary from taxes paid by the people.

In fact, his salary is not inferior to that of the leaders of international companies who receive funds from businesses in various countries.

The following is a list of 10 heads of state in the world with the highest salaries as quoted from the Zippia page:

  1. King of Saudi Arabia

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud is the head of state and head of government (absolute monarchy) of Saudi Arabia. He was appointed as King in 2015.

King Salman’s salary reaches US $ 9.6 billion or equivalent to Rp. 136.7 trillion (exchange rate of Rp. 14,240 per US dollar) per year. While the position of prime minister is given a salary of US $ 132.4 thousand or Rp. 1.88 billion per year.

  1. President of the United Arab Emirates

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the president and highest leader in the UAE since 2004. His salary is recorded at US $ 4.6 billion or Rp. 65.5 trillion per year.

Meanwhile, the prime minister’s salary there is US$261.4 thousand or Rp3.72 billion per year.

  1. The Sultan of Brunei Darussalam

Sultan Haji Sir Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah occupies the position of Sultan and the first Prime Minister of the country. He has been in power since 1967, but his coronation took place in 1968. It is

recorded that his salary reaches US $ 1.98 billion or Rp. 28.19 trillion per year. The nominal salary is the highest in Southeast Asia.

  1. Kuwaiti Emir

Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has been the Emir of Kuwait since 2020. He is the 6th supreme leader of the country since Kuwait gained independence from Britain.

But in the pre-independence period, he also served as the Emir of Kuwait, the 16th to be exact. His salary is estimated to reach US $ 165 million or Rp. 2.34 trillion per year.

  1. Queen of England

Queen Elizabeth II is the supreme leader in England. His salary reaches US $ 122.44 million or Rp. 1.74 trillion per year.

But in government, the highest leader is the prime minister. The salary for this position is recorded at around US $ 185.5 thousand or Rp. 2.64 billion per year.

  1. King of Thailand

King Maha Vajiralongkorn is the head of the monarchy in Thailand. He is noted to have a salary of US $ 84 million or Rp. 1.19 trillion per year.

Meanwhile, the prime minister, who is the head of the government, earns US$49.72 thousand or Rp.708.01 million per year.

  1. King Eswatini

This country has the highest leadership in the form of a King occupied by Mswati III. He has led the country on the African continent since 1986.

He was the youngest monarch in the world at the time of his appointment, aged 18. His salary is estimated at US$56.05 million or Rp798.15 billion per year.

  1. Prince of Monaco

Prince of Monaco Albert II has been the head of state since 2005. His salary is estimated at US$52.06 million or Rp.741.33 billion per year.

As for the prime minister, the salary is around US$202,000 or Rp.2.87 billion per year.

  1. Emir of Qatar

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Tsani has been the Emir of Qatar since 2013 until now. He is recorded as having a salary of US $ 36 million or Rp. 512.64 billion per year.

  1. King of Norway

Harald V has been King of Norway since his father died in 1991. Recorded, his salary reaches US $ 33.23 million or Rp.473.19 billion per year.

Meanwhile, the prime minister’s salary is US$210.71 thousand or Rp. 3 billion per year. 

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