The World's Most Disproportionately Rich Leaders


Kenya cleans up.

As Megan noted earlier today, official compensation offers an incomplete picture of the full benefits of a job. This is especially true for the job of "most powerful figure in the country." For example, the official bennies of the office of President of Russia are worth quite a bit more than the equivalent of a U.S. law associate, I imagine.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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