Wednesday, August 10

Jaume Giró, the richest Minister of the Government with assets totaling 7.1 million

Two councilors of Junts head and close the list of heritage declared by the members of the Government. The first position of the classification, a long way from the second, is occupied by the head of Economy, Jaume Giró, with declared assets amounting to 7.1 million euros. The last place is occupied by the Minister of Universities, Gemma Geis, the only member of the Government that does not declare any property owned and that records assets worth 55,350 euros.

The former general director of the La Caixa banking foundation declares real estate properties worth 642,419.56 euros. These are properties that he owns 50% and they are his habitual residence, two garages, a storage room, a second residence and an investment property. He also owns a Volvo car valued at 5,000 euros and a Mercury boat valued at 39,340 euros.

At a financial level, Giró declares a life insurance, a retirement insurance and a disability insurance totaling 964,584 euros, and shares in Telefónica, Banco Sabadell and Naturgy for a value of 290,244 euros. But most of its assets, 5.1 million euros, are in the category “current accounts and other bank deposits”. It does not declare any liabilities.

The second councilor who declares more assets is the holder of Foreign Action, Victòria Alsina, which has assets of 699,183.50 euros and other assets worth 224,183.50 euros. He has a 100% owned apartment valued at 475,000 euros and an Audi of 10,000, and he will declare 214,183.50 euros in bank accounts and deposits. Like Giró, it does not declare any liability either.

The president, Pere Aragonès, declares assets worth 424,221.78 euros. He owns a flat of 325,000 euros, an Audi valued at 49,500.01 euros, and checking accounts and bank deposits totaling 8,800 euros, in addition to a pension plan of 39,917.56 euros and transferable values ​​of 1,004.21 euros. In its liabilities section, it includes mortgage loans and to buy a car for 264,055.57 euros.

Its vice-president, Jordi Puigneró, occupies the third place of the councilors with the most assets (627,314 euros) although he does record a mortgage pending amortization worth 305,178 euros. Next is the owner of Salut, Josep Maria Argimon, with assets worth 455,560 euros and a mortgage loan liability of 10,140 euros. It is followed by the Minister of the Presidency, Laura Vilagrà, with assets and assets amounting to 411,366.5 euros and no loan pending repayment.

Above the 300,000 euros declared in assets are the Ministry of Education, Culture and the Interior, Josep González Cambray, Natàlia Garriga and Joan Ignasi Elena. The first declares 333,160.87 euros in assets and does not mention any liabilities. The second shows an asset of 375,298.05 euros, although with 149,094 euros pending repayment of a mortgage. The third declares 308,100 euros and 100,000 euros still to be repaid from a mortgage.

They are followed by the Minister of Equality and Feminisms, Tània Verge, with assets of 282,138.65 euros but 63,990.2 of mortgage pending repayment. The owner of the company, Roger Torrent, declares a home, two motorcycles and a car and financial assets that total 238,250 euros, and has 102,048 euros pending amortization of a mortgage loan.

Next is Teresa Jordà, Regional Minister of Climate Action with a total assets of 220,784.71 euros and other assets valued at 60,784.71 euros, and with 95,721.90 euros in liabilities such as mortgage credit. The holder of Social Rights, Violant Cervera, has an asset of 163,365.92 euros and 88,342.64 in liabilities are the result of a mortgage and a personal loan.

The list of declared assets is closed by Ciuró and Geis. The person in charge of Justice has an asset of 93,923 euros and does not declare a liability, while the holder of Universities has an asset of 55,350 euros, of which 30,050 correspond to two cars owned and the rest to financial assets current accounts. Nor does it declare debts.

The data is included in the list of assets and heritage that the Government has published this Friday by mandate of the transparency law. What for some is an excessive exercise of showing personal data for others is an obligation of political leaders, to verify that their passage through politics does not serve to enrich themselves.