Since 2001, the president has earned a $400,000 (taxable) annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 non-taxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. The US president received a raise in 2001 last time, when it rose from $200,000 to $400,000. It was approved by Bill Clinton and the Congress in 1999.

By the way, the first US president George Washington earned $25,000 a year. The annual salary of the president was increased 5 times since the first raise in 1873.

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