Is Ludovic Orban the poorest PM? He releases his wealth statement
The new prime minister Ludovic Orban has published his wealth statement on the Government’s website, one month since he had taken the office. The paper reveals that Orban had a monthly wage of RON 3,083 in 2018.
The Liberal Premier lives in Ilfov, where he has a 200-sqm villa, together with his wife, Mihaela Orban. He bought the house in 2014.
Orban also said he has a Volkswagen Passat vehicle, made in 2007, while saying he owns no jewelry or art works.
As for the bank accounts, the prime minister mentioned his wife has over EUR 11,800 at two banks, Raiffeisen and BCR.
The Orbans do not have bank loans.
In terms of incomes on 2018, Ludovic Orban cashed money from technical consultancy from two companies: RON 28,356 from Revicond Canaltech SRL and RON 9,000 from Doru Trăilă și Asociații law firm.
Mihaela Orban had no incomes last year, according to her husband’s wealth statement.
Following uproar in mass media regarding the new premier’s low incomes last year, Ludovic Orban came out with explanations, saying he hasn’t become rich from the incomes obtained from public offices and that he is “a very modest person”, has “a modest family” and they are not prone to “living in style”.
“My wealth statement says everything about my career in public life, about my honesty, about I have never accepted undue benefits. For the last 30 year, I have been in public offices almost 15 years and you cannot get rick from the wages as a public employees. You can have a decent living at the most. I am very modest person. I am not prone to living in style. The same is my family. We are modest people. Nobody should understand that I am the poorest prime minister, but the most honest and most correct”, Orban told Digi24.