Is Jean-Luc Mélenchon a millionaire?

PRESIDENTIAL 2022. It is a rumor that regularly agitates the web. Jean Luc Mélenchon is said to be a millionaire and has more than 2.5 million euros. What is it?

Often, articles appear on social networks reporting the supposed fortune of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, candidate of La France Insoumise and deputy. Most of the gossip says it picks up on revelations made in The chained Duck. So he would win 36,000 euros per month, including a pension of 4,500 euros per month, would have a apartment in Deauville, a house in the Dordogne, an apartment of more than 200 square meters in Paris costing 1,5 million d’euros, many bank accounts including one LDD of 47 000 euros, as well as three cars, one of which costs 44,000 euros. Really?

Several journalists wanted to verify these rumors, and they are false. First of all, the article cited in Chained Duck never existed. Jean-Luc Mélenchon is no longer a MEP, and therefore no longer has this salary. He does not touch no retirement, although there is a right:I do not receive any pension on my past activities, whatever my age, because I consider that I have a sufficient income and that I am supportive“, he indicated on his blog in 2013. He does not own neither apartment in Deauville, nor house in Dordogne, but a house in the Loiret, estimated at 190 000 euros. What else ? Ah yes: he does not have no car.

What does Jean Luc Mélenchon have?

Jean-Luc Mélenchon owns an apartment in Paris, 110 square meters – or half less than what is claimed – and which has been estimated at 837 000 euros. The politician bought it with the added value of the apartment he had previously, and which he had bought a little over 300,000 euros. In 2017, the leader of La France Insoumise declared a total assets of 965,000 euros, including 837,000 euros for his Parisian apartment. So he’s not technically a millionaire, but almost, thanks to real estate. Alexis Corbière’s sidekick has never hidden his income, which he judges “very comfortable” and said to himself, in the newspaper The cross, “100% favorable to the control of the assets of elected officials by an independent body”.

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