How much does Brigitte Macron cost? By asking the question, it is difficult not to think of the various reports of the Court of Auditors relating to the expenses of the Élysée. Some, let us remember, had caused a lot of ink to flow. Floral expenses, letters addressed to the First Lady… being the wife of the President of the Republic can be expensive, as Capital pointed out in 2021.
In practice, this is not surprising, and the former teacher was able to be more economical than many of her counterparts, nuanced Marie-Claire in 2019. At the time, she had cost 280,000 euros to the community . Valérie Trierweiler, Carla Bruni or Bernadette Chirac would have been much more expensive.
It remains to be seen how much Brigitte Macron will have spent by the end of her husband’s second term. And for good reason ! As Capital still reminds us, after ten years at the Élysée, the former professor will be able to boast of an almost unparalleled longevity within the presidential palace. In addition, it is also important to clarify that not all expenses associated with First Ladies are necessarily included in the budget.
Because she is in charge of a certain number of voluntary missions and because she must represent France like her husband, the First Lady is entitled to a cabinet, made up of two collaborators and two assistants (including one part-time). In 2021, informs the Court of Auditors, moreover, notes a slight increase in the budget of Brigitte Macron. It reached 292,454 euros… i.e. less than 0.5% of all expenses incurred by the presidency (estimated at 107 million euros over the year).
We must also take into account the payroll of Brigitte Macron’s cabinet, which benefits from the services of the hairdresser and make-up artist of the Presidency of the Republic (5,200 euros monthly for the President and the First Lady). Without forgetting, of course, the processing costs for the letters received which have not disappeared, or the trips which have been more numerous than last year.