Foreign Minister Earned better than Prime Minister

Tax lists for last year has been published and accordingly, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg earned 2,043,946 NOK taxable income last year and paid 927,636 NOK tax, while having no saving. The increase in his earning was 59.6 percent from 2009, when his income was 1,280,739 NOK.

However, Stoltenberg has been supprassed by some ministers. Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre has become the richest person in the government. According to tax figures from 2010, the Minister had a fortune of 41,786,363 NOK.

The second richest of the government is fisheries minister is Lisbeth Berg-Hansen with a fortune of 20,688,433 million, followed by Defense Minister Grete Faremo having 1,791,305 NOK.

The most striking name on the bottom of the fortune list is Finance Minister Sigbjørn Johnsen. According to the tax list, Johnsen has only 152,728 NOK fortune, while earning 993,860 NOK a year.

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