Poland’s ‘millionaire mayors’ revealed 05.05.2011 10:37 A new report finds that the richest local government politicians also happen to be the mayors ofMessage 1 of 1 , May 5, 2011View Source
Poland’s ‘millionaire mayors’ revealed05.05.2011 10:37A new report finds that the richest local government politicians also happen to be the mayors of Poland’s major cities.
Analytical research led by the Rzeczpospolita daily, which looked into the financial declarations of Polish city mayors, found that nine of them have personal fortunes of over 1 million zloty (250,000 euro).
The ‘millionaire mayors’ hail from the cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Krakow, Wroclaw, Olsztyn, Poznan, Szczecin, Rzeszow and Gorzow Wielkopolski.
The city mayors were mostly found to have holdings in real estate, stocks, and works of art, while their earnings are comparable, ranging from 11,900 to 12,900 zloty per month.
The richest city mayor by far is Warsaw’s Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, who declared a fortune of 4,861,000 zloty (1.2 million euro), while Pawel Adamowicz from the Baltic city of Gdansk has over 2.8 million zloty.
Jacek Majchrowski, the mayor of Poland’s spiritual capital of Krakow, was found to have around 2.66 million zloty, while Wroclaw mayor, Rafal Dutkiewicz has 1.98 million zloty.
Meanwhile, Piotr Grzymowicz, the mayor of Olsztyn, the capital of Warmia-Masuria, one of Poland’s poorest regions with its unemployment rate soaring above 20 percent, has amassed a fortune amounting to 1.59 million zloty.
The report also shows the highest rise in fortunes by the mayors. In 2005, Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz declared 73,000 zloty, while that fortune had risen to over 2.8 million zloty in 2010. (jb)