Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 2013-09-06
A recent study for Brussels University that reveals the wages of kings and presidents around the world, has found that ousted president Mohammad Morsi earned the lowest salary globally.
The study found that the King of Norway takes around €1.2 million ($1.58 million), among the highest wages, while deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi took around €7,600 ($10,000), earning the lowest wages.
A source from the Ikhwan, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Samih Jaad told Radio Islam, that even though Morsi was the lowest earner he never accepted the wage.
The study found that the Dutch king earns €829,000 and the Duke of Luxemburg €645,000. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama takes €355,000 and the German Prime Minister€ 277,000.
Arab kings earn the highest salaries around the world. For example, the study shows that the Saudi king takes €1.5 million ($2 million) as a monthly salary, annually totaling around a billion US dollars.
According to the study conducted by Herman Matheoges from Brussels University, which is the first of its kind, the Russian president earns $115,000 a year, the Philippines president $24,000 and the Turkish president $13,000 a month.
In comparison, the Prime Minister of Iraq earns $3 million a year. -MEM