Published 27/11/2012 | 05:00
• Jose Mujica the president of Uruguay, earns $12,500 (€9,645) per month.
He gives away 90pc of it to the poor of that nation, living on the remaining $1,250. He believes in solidarity with his people during these hard times.
Recently I visited Iceland. I also visited the president's house. No security, no soldiers, walls, police or gate surround it. You can look in the front window whilst the great man wanders around.