Putin earned $157K in 2016

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Vladimir Putin: earned $157,000 in 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin earned nearly 8.86 million rubles (about 157,000 U.S. dollars) in 2016, the Kremlin announced on its website Friday.

His income was slightly down from 8.89 million rubles in 2015, but still higher than 7.65 million in 2014.

Putin owns 1,500 square meters of land, a 77-square-meter apartment, a garage and three cars, according to the statement.

A separate statement showed that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev earned about 8.59 million rubles in 2016.

In contrast, the  US President earns a salary of  $400,000 a year, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment.

The current US President Donald Trump said he would not take the salary all through his term.


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