She has held the most important office in Germany since 2005 - but hardly anyone knows how much wealth the Chancellor really has. The result will surprise you.
She is considered the "mother of the nation" and has held this office for 13 years now - but hardly anyone knows how much she actually earns.
Many assume that, since she holds the highest office in the Federal Republic and leads important government affairs, she is certainly a millionaire. After all, she is one of the highest paid politicians in Germany. In addition, she has not only been Chancellor since 2005, but had previously served as Federal Minister for 15 years. A lot of money will surely accumulate over time. Or?
Millionaire? The Chancellor really deserves this
Basically, how much Angela Merkel earns is not information that is kept top secret in any archive, but is publicly viewable . The same applies to the salaries of ministers and all MPs in the Bundestag. Those who googled afterwards will quickly find what they are looking for - and learn that Merkel receives around 25,000 euros a month in accordance with the Federal Ministers' Act.
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In addition, she is entitled to half a diet, i.e. half of a Member's monthly salary, which has been more than 10,000 euros since July 1, 2019. There is also a reduced, tax-free flat rate of around 4,420 euros .
This gives the Chancellor total monthly earnings of 28,500 euros and thus almost 350,000 euros gross annual salary .
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Previously, she had earned a total of around 400,000 euros as a member of the Bundestag (2000-2005). She held the post of Secretary General for two years and earned the equivalent of 140,000 euros here. In addition, there are the 550,000 euros as Federal Minister (1994-1998) and for her membership in the Bundestag. If you add this to your earnings from the chancellor years, you get a whopping 5,536,000 million euros for the duration of your entire political career. After deducting the cost of living, Merkel's estimated assets are currently around EUR 3.5 million .
That is a handsome sum - but it should not be forgotten that this is not just a job. After all, it has to make important decisions about the future of Germany and be responsible for more than 82 million Germans.
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