Kudos to Thomas Sargent for landing a two year position at Seoul National University for an estimated $1,250,000 per year.
Economists can pull down 7 figures in total compensation when you figure in consulting and speech-giving on top of the academic salary, but this is the biggest salary+"research funds" number that I'm aware of in economics.
Trickle down, baby. Trickle down.
Hat tip to Daniel Lin