Heritage of Brigitte Macron: she is richer than the president!

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The declaration of assets of Emmanuel and Brgitte Macron, published before the holidays, shows that the wife of the head of state has more assets than the head of state.

As required by law, Emmanuel Macron published his declaration of assets a few months before the end of his mandate. The amount of his bank accounts and his investments were detailed on the official Legifrance website on December 9, 2021. This declaration of assets allows to know the assets of Brigitte Macron and to note that it is more important than that of the president of the Republic.

Brigitte Macron’s main property is a villa in the upscale seaside resort of Touquet in Pas-de-Calais. Villa Monéjan is a four-storey house of 250 m² with garden, inherited from his father. The name of the villa is a tribute to the parents of Brigitte Macron, Simone and Jean.

In 2011, Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron undertook major work to renovate the Villa Monéjan. The president took out a loan of 350,000 euros over 15 years. He reimburses 2,400 euros per month and still owes 127,000 euros to Crédit Mutuel, according to figures from the Figaro real estate.

At the foot of the villa, Brigitte Macron owns two commercial premises that she rents to a real estate agency and a ready-to-wear boutique. The rents reported 27,599 euros to Brigitte Macron in 2021, still according to the Figaro real estate. In 2017, the first year of Emmanuel Macron’s mandate, the rents had brought in 23,586 euros to his wife. That is an increase of 17% in 5 years.

Pinned by the IRS

The year of his election in 2017, Emmanuel Macron estimated the city of Monéjan at 1.2 million euros. Or just below the threshold of 1.3 million for which it was necessary to pay the wealth tax (ISF). The tax authorities had not heard it that way and had estimated that the villa was undervalued by 200,000 euros. Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron then filed a corrective declaration and paid the ISF.

A real estate agent in Le Touquet, interviewed by our colleagues, estimates that the villa is now worth between 2.7 and 2.8 million euros.

Brigitte Macron, born Trogneux, comes from the middle class of Amiens in Hauts-de-France: this former professor of literature is the heir to the Trogneux chocolate empire. Founded in 1872, the Trogneux house has existed for six generations.