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Top Paid Politicians in Asia

It is known that Hollywood’s big stars earn big bucks. There is a high salary paid to them in blockbusters. Certainly, they are so popular and more popular when associating their names with high-grossing movies. However, they are not the only one. Politicians are also the one, some of whom are highly paid. Let’s have a look at Asia’s top earning politicians.


President Lee Myung-bak pulls in $ 137,000 a year, ranking No.7 amongst top earning politicians in Asia. Prior to his presidency, he held the position of CEO of Hyundai Engineering and Construction.

Annual Salary: $ 137,000

Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan takes home an annual salary of $ 273,000 plus allowances. The leader of the world’s third largest economy ranks fifth on the list of Asia’s highest paid politicians.

Annual salary: $ 273,000

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia was sworn into office on 20 October 2004. The annual salary of the leader of Asia’s “economic golden child” is $ 124,000.

Annual salary: $ 124,000

Donald Tsang occupied various positions in finance and trade in Hong Kong Civil Service. He has been highly appreciated for his handling of the Hong Kong economy as Financial Secretary in the late 1990s and Chief Executive in the mid-2000s.

Annual salary: $ 530,000

John Key is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. He pulls in around $ 290,000 a year. Prior to this current position, he worked as a foreign exchange trader with Merrill Lynch.

Annual salary: $ 290,000

With an annual salary of nearly $ 2.2 million dollars, Lee Hsien Loong earns big bucks. He is the highest paid politician anywhere in the world.

Annual salary: $ 2.2 Million

The Prime Minister of Australia’s salary is just around 50 percent less than secretary Terry Moran’s. However, she is still the third highest-paid politician with an annual salary of $ 345,000.

Annual salary: $ 345,000



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