Friday, March 27, 2009

Salaries of Central Bank Governors

Ben Bernanke's salary in 2008 was $191,300. What do other heads of the central banks around the world make per year, and who is the highest paid central banker in the world? Find out here.

8 Comments:

At 3/27/2009 8:47 AM, Blogger ExtremeHobo said...

Before I read that I would have never guessed Hong Kong. Bernake has the most power by far of all those men but I am thinking, that like being president, people take on jobs like this for a reason other than the paycheck.

 
At 3/27/2009 12:53 PM, Blogger stevedp86 said...

They don't get paid a lot while in public office but when they are out...all they have to do is give some speech...write a book and/or memori and then they're rich.

 
At 3/27/2009 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Hong Kong with give Bernankie the equivalent of an H1-B visa; then, they'll save approximately one million dollars.

 
At 3/27/2009 9:32 PM, Anonymous Jim Egnor said...

You would think that Yam could afford a decent haircut. I digress.

 
At 3/27/2009 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and don't they get to translate many of their holdings in securities into TAX-FREE Treasury bonds or something like that? which is, like, a LOT of money they're effectively getting in tax savings...

 
At 3/27/2009 10:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, i didn't mean the Treasury bonds, or whatever they get in return, are tax-free, but I think they get to make the swap tax-free....

 
At 3/28/2009 2:07 AM, Blogger OA said...

Just thinking back, I remember Allen Greenspan saying or the TV interviewer saying he did not have any stock investments. He thought it would be a conflict of interest. But he held US Treasuries instead.

But he's the one who moved to keep interest rates so low (and T Bond prices high). In fact, with rates so low again, he made out like a bandit.

 
At 3/28/2009 4:00 PM, Blogger Eldon Mast said...

In my mind he is worth every cent (and more)...

GNE

 

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