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How Much A Country’s Leader Is Paid Compared To GDP Per Person

Posted in Uncategorized, your take on... by aldorf on July 23, 2010

On Monday July 5th Raila Odinga, Kenya’s prime minister, rejected the pay increase he was awarded by the country’s parliament last week. MPs had granted Mr Odinga a rise to nearly $430,000 a year, while giving themselves a 25% increase to $161,000. This boost would place Mr Odinga among the highest-paid political leaders in the world. More worryingly, his salary would be some 240 times greater than the country’s GDP per person. (read more…)

(source: the economist)

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