Frankfurt As chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) recently answered questions from citizens at the federal government’s open day, a boy wanted to know from him: “Are you rich?” Scholz replied: “If you consider how much people earn on average, then yes.”
Politicians have a hard time with such questions. CDUCEO Friedrich Merz, after all a millionaire, counted himself among the “upper middle class” in an interview a few years ago.
However, the question is when to Germany rich is not that easy to answer. In addition, there are different results depending on whether wealth or income is considered.