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2019.09.23 17:00

Food giant's shareholders top Lithuania's richest politicians list

BNS2019.09.23 17:00

Liudas Skierus, a member of the municipal council in the northwestern town of Plungė, and Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis are the wealthiest politicians in Lithuania, according the Delfi.lt online news website.

Both of them are shareholders of Vičiūnai Group, a leading Lithuanian food producer.

Skierus, whose family's wealth is valued at 136.4 million euros, tops the list, followed closely by Matijošaitis with 135.6 million euros.

Ramūnas Karbauskis, the Farmers and Green Union's leader who owns the Agrokoncernas Group, is ranked third, with his family's wealth listed at 86.4 million euros.

Vidmantas Dambrauskas, a member of the City Council of Klaipėda who holds shares in several businesses, is placed at number four with 30.1 million euros.

Rounding up the top-five list is Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, whose family wealth is valued at 19.9 million euros. His wife, Austėja Landsbergienė, owns a chain of private kindergartens and schools.

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