PAN Boss Is In Stiff Scrutiny For Luxurious Lifestyle
The lifestyle of the president of the National Action Party, who is suspected to have presidential ambitions, was revealed in some detail this week following an investigation by the newspaper El Universal. Critics have been saying that he is spending more than his declared income.
Since February 2015, Ricardo Anaya together with his wife and three children have been living in Atlanta Georgia. They ae currently staying at a five-bedroom, lakeside home in an exclusive residential development. The monthly rate for the house is US $4,120 according to report, but Anaya claims that he pays $3,500. His children is currently enrolled in an exclusive High School Meadow wherein in he is paying an annual tuition fee estimated and close to $51,330.
Ricardo Anaya has travelled to Atlanta almost every weekend since August 2015 just to be with his family. In Mexico, he lives in a rented 40-square meter loft in an exclusive condominium building on Avenida Reforma, Mexico City wherein he pays 14,000 pesos per month.
According to source, to maintain his family's current lifestyle Anaya's yearly expenses should be close to 4.5 million pesos, not counting his weekly airfare.
Anaya's public "3 of 3" disclosure of personal assets, financial interests and tax information show that his yearly income is close to 1.2 million pesos, while his wife's is just over 1.5 million.
He said in a television interview that he and his wife have a combined salaries of nearly 100,000 pesos a month and income from the rental of six properties in Querétaro of another 300,000 pesos.
Anaya said his wife and children are spending two years living in the U.S. in order to study English and learn about a different culture.
PRD Senator Miguel Barbosa criticized Anaya for sending his children out of the country to attend school. Someone who aspires to be president should have his children educated in their own country, he said.