Jacob Zuma is the world’s 4th best paid leader, says CNN

South African President Jacob Zuma is the fourth best paid world leader, according to CNN.

He makes R2.75 million per annum, just behind Germany’s Angela Merkel (R2.9 million), Canada’s Stephen Harper (R3.2 million) and the USA’s Barack Obama (R5 million).

The world’s best paid leaders, according to CNN:

  1. Barack Obama, USA (R5 million)

  2. Stephen Harper, Canada (R3.2 million)

  3. Angela Merkel, Germany (R2.9 million)

  4. Jacob Zuma, South Africa (R2.75 million)

  5. David Cameron, United Kingdom (R2.6 million)

  6. Shinzo Abe, Japan (R2.5 million)

  7. François Hollande, France (R2.4 million)

  8. Vladimir Putin, Russia (R1.7 million)

  9. Matteo Renzi, Italy (R1.5 million)

  10. Dilma Rousseff, Brazil (R1.5 million)

  11. Narendra Modi, India (R373 000)

  12. Xi Jinping, China (R271 000)

Are we getting value for money? Should we financially incentivise politicians for good work? Listen to the audio for more detail and a discussion by PE Corporate Services Chairperson Martin Westcott.


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