in the private sector, just because we earn less than the average new, inexperienced
PAP minister in Singapore." - Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister.
Did you know? For the price of one Lee Hsien Loong, we could afford to hire :
AND have about half a million US dollars left over, to give away to charity.
(1) one US President;
(2) one UK Prime Minister;
(3) one Japanese Prime Minister; AND
(4) one German Chancellor
From the International Herald Tribune:
World leader salary comparison
April 9, 2007
According to a government announcement Monday, the prime minister of Singapore will draw an annual salary of slightly more than $2 million starting next year.
A look at how that stacks up:
President George W. Bush: $440,000
Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain: $370,000 (187,000£)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan: $360,000
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany: $350,000 (261,500 euros)