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The job that pays 95 times more than Obama's

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  • European media reports suggest Kaka is being offered a $726,000 weekly pay
  • The U.S. President earns about $7690 per week (plus other benefits)
  • World Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is paid $177,000 a week
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Twenty-six year old Brazilian footballer Kaka is at the subject of negotiations about a salary that could see him earn nearly 95 times more than what Barack Obama will be paid when he enters the White House.

Pay rise: Kaka could soon be earning $726,000 per week

Pay rise: Kaka could soon be earning $726,000 per week

Reports circulated Wednesday that the AC Milan midfielder is being offered a £500,000 ($726,000) per WEEK salary by English Premier League club Manchester City.

A statement on Italy's Mediaset Web site appeared to suggest he will turn down the offer, however Manchester City officials insist the talks are ongoing.

Even if he declines the move, the offer is far beyond the pay for many other high-profile jobs.

For example, the U.S. President receives about $7690 per week, while British Prime Minister Gordon Brown receives around $5233.

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A comparison of a variety of salaries shows just how highly footballers, and professional sportsmen and women are paid in relation to other jobs. Even current football salaries dwarf the pay for most executive positions and public offices.

WEEKLY INCOME (approximate)

U.S. President: $7690

British PM Gordon Brown: $5233

Band 5 nurse in Britain: $567

Director-General of BBC: $22,800

Average U.S. teacher: $915

Cristiano Ronaldo: $177,345

Lewis Hamilton: $391,593

Kaka's reported offer: $726,881

If Kaka's deal does proceed, he will earn more than triple the Premier League's current highest-paid player, Robinho. The Brazilian, also with Manchester City, earns approximately $232,580 per week.

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Manchester City is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, a man believed to be worth about $22 billion -- so funding the salary shouldn't be a problem.

Kaka's current salary at AC Milan was believed to be about $208,000 per week.

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