More than a few have been baffled by his annual salary which, at HK$9.57 million in 2006, is 6.6 times that of the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman, at a modest US$186,600 (= HK$1.45 million). Recently we’ve learned that over 1.33 million Hong Kong people are living at or below the poverty line. For an individual from such a household, his/her annual income would be HK$42,000 or less (i.e. HK$3,500 or less per month). Yam’s salary is at least 228 times this individual’s.