The richest couple in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ cabinet is Economy and Development Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou, a Greek-American economist and president of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and his wife, Alternate Labour Minister Rania Antonopoulos, an assistant professor of economics at Bard.
This is according to the just released 2015 fiscal data from the legally mandated annual income and assets declaration that MPs and ministers must file annually.
The couple declared a combined net income of 454,000 euros – based on the US dollar-euro parity – and they also have an investment portfolio worth over three million dollars.
Antonopoulos declared an annual net income of 70,637 euros for 2015. Her assets included stocks and investment insurance contracts worth approximately 341,000 US.
For the same period, when he had not yet been appointed minister, Papadimitrious declared a net annual income of 453, 429 US dollars.
Papadimitriou also declared an investment portfolio of approximately 2.7 million US dollars, including stocks, mutual fund investments, and investment insurance contracts.
Regarding bank deposits, Antonopoulos has 11,517 euros in Greek banks and about 258,000 US dollars in American banks, of which 202,000 US dollars derive from the declare sale of property.
Papadimitriou declared 47,211 euros and 175,851 US dollars in bank deposits, of which 202,000 US dollars derive from a property sale.
The couple also declared real estate holdings in the US and Greece. They included a 110 sq.m. apartment in the US, a 300 sq.m. house with a pool on the island of Syros, built on a 4,950 sq.m. plot, and a small apartment in Glyfada.