Armenia's president, prime minister and defense minister enter top ten of richest Armenian people

Armenia Materials 15 December 2006 15:45 (UTC +04:00)

(Regnum) - According to Armenian Forbes edition, financial resources of Armenian Defense Minister Serzh Sargsyan total about $150 mln, Justice Minister David Haroutyunyan about $75 mln.

Top ten of Armenia's richest people is led by businessman Gagik Tsrukyan (his estimated wealth totals about $500 mln). The top ten also includes head of the Armenian Customs Committee Armen Avetisyan, businessman Mikhail Bagdasarov, businessman Grant Vardanyan, the Sukiasyans family, Yerevan Mayor Yervand Zakharyan, Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan. To make the list, the monthly used data of a survey of experts, but not their tax returns or serious research, reports Trend.

It is worth mentioning that Orinats Yerkir party secretary Egine Bisharyan announced that monthly revenue of Transport and Communications Minister Andranik Manukyan is $200,000, Finance and Economy Minister Vardan Khachatryan $40,000, Territorial Governance Minister Hovik Abramyan $30,000, and property belonging to Defense Minister Serzh Sargsyan is worth more than $1 billion, while monthly income of over 59% of the population is less than $100.