John Woods | Apr 21, 2019 | 0
Opposition: Orbán Hungary’s richest man with EUR 650m handled by “front men”
Budapest, May 14 (MTI) – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is Hungary’s richest man with 205 billion forints (EUR 650m) managed by his “front men”, the opposition Egyutt party told a press conference on Saturday.
Citing the party’s own calculations based on a list of the wealthiest 100 Hungarians published recently, co-leader Viktor Szigetvári said just because Orbán has asked family members and fellow politicians to handle his assets, “that money is still his”. The amount he has accumulated over 15-20 years mainly through media and construction sector investments is “incredible wealth”, Szigetvári said.
He said Együtt would start a campaign disclosing information about businesspeople who had “gathered wealth from taxpayer money”.
The Prime Minister’s Press Office said in a statement that Orbán had published his declaration of assets which is “a genuine account of his wealth and in line with the law.”
Last Thursday, napi.hu published its list of the wealthiest Hungarians with Sándor Csányi, owner of agribusiness Bonafarm and head of OTP Bank, again topping the list. Csányi, whose assets now reach 200 billion, up 35 billion from 2015, has been at the top of the list since 2011. Runner-up was László Bige, who is in the artificial fertiliser business, with assets of 175 billion forints. Construction industry magnate Sándor Demján was in third place with assets of 120 billion forints.