Who are the Best Paid Presidents in Latin America?

Noticiero Univision ranked Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales as the best-paid president in Latin America.  Morales makes $19,454 per month in a country where the minimum salary is $398.69 per month.


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Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales. Photo: Reuters.

The second best-paid president in Latin America is Sebastian Piñera, Chile, who makes $14,580 per month.

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Chile’s President, Sebastian Piñera. Photo: Esteban Felix/Associated Press


He is followed by Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, who makes $14,316 per month, although his successor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he will lower his salary to less than half of Nieto’s amount and will make $5,740 per month. Minimum Mexican salaries are $141 per month.

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Enrique Peña Nieto and Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Presidencia.

The worst paid president in Latin America is Bolivian President, Evo Morales, who makes $3,483 per month.

Evo Morales. CadenaAgramonte. Photo: Prensa Latina.


Presidential Rankings and salary sources cited in Noticiero Univision, Night Edition, 8/22/18. 

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