Government, the “ranking” of ministers’ income: Crosetto the richest

Guido Crosetto is the richest minister in the Meloni government. According to the tax declarations published on the Chamber and Senate websites (presented last year but relating to 2022), the Minister of Defense leads the ranking with more than 895 thousand euros, followed by the Minister of Tourism, Daniela Santanchè, who declared 298 thousand euros, and by the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, who takes the podium with 293 thousand euros, ahead of the Minister of Education, Giuseppe Valditara, with 262 thousand euros, and the Minister of Reforms, Elisabetta Casellati (235 thousand). Sixth place for the Minister of Labor, Marina Calderone, with 232 thousand euros, followed by the Minister of Health, Orazio Schillaci (227 thousand euros); the Keeper of the Seals Carlo Nordio exceeds 209 thousand euros.

Among the members of the government who declared less are the Minister of European Affairs, Raffaele Fitto, with 22 thousand euros, then the Minister of Civil Protection, Nello Musumeci (49 thousand), and the Minister of Family, Eugenia Roccella (70 thousand). The tax return of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Tajani, is slightly higher (76 thousand euros), while that of the other Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure, Matteo Salvini, is 99 thousand euros . Also around 100 thousand euros were the statements made by the Minister of Public Administration, Paolo Zangrillo (98 thousand euros), the Minister of Economy, Giancarlo Giorgetti (99 thousand), the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Luca Ciriani (100 thousand), from the Minister of Agriculture for Food Sovereignty, Francesco Lollobrigida, and the Minister of Disabilities, Alessandra Locatelli (both at 101 thousand euros). It rises to 122 thousand euros for the Minister of the University, Anna Maria Bernini, then to 124 thousand euros for the Minister of Business and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, followed by the Minister of the Environment, Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, with 140 thousand euros and the Minister of Regional Affairs, Roberto Calderoli, with 145 thousand euros. The Minister of the Interior, Matteo Piantedosi, declared 163 thousand euros, followed by the Minister of Sports, Andrea Abodi (165 thousand euros), while the head of the Ministry of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano, settled on 174 thousand euros.

The data from parliamentarians, however, places the leader of Italia Viva, Matteo Renzi, in first place in the “Scrooges” ranking. In the 2023 tax declaration (referring to the 2022 tax year), the former prime minister stands out with a total income of 3,217 million euros. The former secretary of the Democratic Party also beats the senator and lawyer Fratelli d’Italia Giulia Bongiorno, who in 2022 was close to 3 million euros and which for 2023 drops to 2.748 million.

Source: IL Tempo