Maclean's magazine did some snooping around recently to uncover who earns what in Canada, in the process coming up with figures, and in some cases estimates, of what numerous famous Canadians earn.
Not surprisingly, celebrities -- entertainment and sports stars, especially those with an American audience -- outshone just about everyone else, save for some of Canada's more heftily compensated CEOs.
Still, it's interesting to see how little Canada's politicians and policymakers make next to those who found success in Hollywood or on the ice. Check out these earnings figures for some of Canada's most famous people:
Sarah Polley - $100,000
The former child star of Anne of Green Gables can earn millions making movies, but 2012 was a slow year for her, Maclean's reports. Busy raising a child, Polley likely only earned $100,000 in the form of an award for her documentary, Stories We Tell.
Rob Ford - $172,803
The mayor of Canada's largest city doesn't draw the largest mayoral salary. Calgary's Naheed Nenshi pulled in $201,839, while Mississauga's legendary Hazel McCallion pulled in $187,057.
Alison Redford - $211,000
The premier of Alberta raked in the largest salary of any premier last year. Ontario's Kathleen Wynne comes in secod, with a salary of $209,272. The range of premiers' salaries is pretty large; at the bottom end, Prince Edward Island's Joe Ghiz took in $136,438, and Darrell Pasloski, premier of Nunavut, took in only $87,631.
Justin Trudeau - $245,000
The man who would be prime minister earns $160,200 as a Member of Parliament, plus a $54,000 stipend for leading the Liberal Party. Add to that dividends from investments his father, Pierre, left him, plus book royalties and speaking engagement fees (which he has vowed not to charge anymore), and you get about $245,000 in total.
Don Cherry - $800,000.
Canada's highest profile hockey commentator took in nearly twice what his Hockey Night in Canada partner, Ron MacLean, earned -- $429,000.
Carly Rae Jepsen - $2 million
The former Canadian Idol contestant's "Call Me Maybe" was a breakout hit last summer, earning Jepsen millions in royalties.
Coco Rocha - $2 million
The Toronto-born supermodel has made money from campaigns for Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, The Gap, Versace, and countless others, but is also making money off hosting Oxygen network's reality show The Face.
Ellen Page - $5 million per picture
The Halifax-born actress has seen her earnings jump considerably since she left Trailer Park Boys to make movies like Inception and X-Men: The Last Stand.
Jim Carrey - $5 million
Carrey used to command as much as $25 million per movie back in the day, i.e. two decades ago. How far the elastic-faced have fallen.
Seth Rogen - $8 million per movie
The Vancouver native and star of Superbad and Pineapple Express charges much less to appear in a Canadian movie - $250,000.
Ryan Gosling - up to $10 million per movie
The Toronto native has seen some of his recent movies -- Crazy, Stupid Love and Drive -- make decent dough, and the actor is now reportedly earning in the seven figures. Not bad for a guy who's mostly made art-house films.
Alex Trebek - $10 million per season
When he's not hosting the National Geographic Bee or <a href="http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Trebek--I-Left-My-Cash-in-San-Francisco-126281588.html" target="_blank">chasing down robbers in San Francisco hotel rooms</a>, Alex Trebek takes in a hefty annual sum for hosting Jeopardy, something he's done for 29 years at this point.
Sidney Crosby - $12 million
The Pittsurgh Penguins captain isn't actually the best-paid player in the NHL. Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber will take home $14 million this year, Macleans reports, while Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier will earn $17.7 million.
Michael Buble - $37 million
With eight albums now under his belt, the Burnaby-born crooner is now raking in serious bucks in royalties.
Justin Bieber - $55 million
Bieber's ego appears to have caught up with his earnings this year. He was widely accused of disrespecting his fans after <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/justin-bieber-late-o2-arena_n_2810393.html" target="_blank">showing up late to a London show</a>, and got some nasty publicity with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/justin-bieber-drugs-tour-bus_n_3674035.html" target="_blank">a drug bust on his tour bus</a>. But that didn't stop the 19-year-old from from raking in some seriously big bucks.
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