French environment minister reveals he owns six cars

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The official declarations by French government ministers of their personal wealth, which can be consulted online, show that French labour minister Muriel Pénicaud is the richest, with assets worth 7.5 million euros, and that environment minister Nicolas Hulot, a figurehead of the Green movement in the country, owns six cars, a motorboat and a motorbike.

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For a man on a mission to ban petrol- and diesel-guzzling cars, French environment minister Nicolas Hulot is himself strangely fond of combustion engine vehicles - he has no fewer than eight of them, reports The Telegraph.