The politician who was one of of France’s richest government ministers has said she plans to leave her personal fortune to the state.
Michèle Delaunay was a junior minister in the government of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault until President François Hollande reshuffled it this year.
When the entire cabinet was forced to make public their personal wealth last year after a minister had to resign over a tax scandal, Delaunay emerged as the second richest after Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
The Socialist politician was embarrassed to admit that she was worth around €5.4 million. She said her fortune consisted mostly of property that she and her husband had inherited.
She told Sud-Ouest newspaper this week that she is now considering leaving her wealth to the state, “probably by setting up a foundation.”