Vladimir Putin’s personal wealth has always been a source of speculation. So much so that when the Panama Papers scandal broke out on Sunday, everyone seemed to have focused on the only person not mentioned in more than 11.5 million documents leaked from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca
On a more serious note, Vladimir Putin’s income is open to the public. According to documents published by the Kremlin in April 2015, Putin’s annual income in 2014 amounted to 7,654,042 rubles (approximately $150,000). The Russian president also owns a 77-square-meter apartment, plot of land, a garage and four cars.
For comparison: US President Barack Obama is making $400,000 a year, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s salary is said to be approximately $230,000.