Rishi Sunak has been serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 25 October 2022. He is the first Prime Minister of British Asian ethnicity
He is Hindu and was born on 12th May 1980 in Southampton, Hampshire. His parents were of Indian descent and migrated to Britain from East Africa in the 1960s.
Sunak has been the Leader of the Conservative Party since 24 October 2022. He also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 13 February 2020 to 5 July 2022,
Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 25th July 2019 to 13th February 2020, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government from 9 January 2018 to 24 July 2019, and he has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since May 2015.
Rishi was educated at a boys’ independent boarding school at Winchester College. He studied philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) at Lincoln College. He has earned an MBA degree from Stanford University as a Fulbright Scholar.
Sunak was born on 12th May 1980 in South Hampton, Hampshire to Yashveer and Usha SUnak
Sunak’s grandfathers were both born in Punjab province, British India, and emigrated to East Africa. His paternal grandmother was from Delhi and his maternal grandmother was from Tanganyika (which later became part of Tanzania). His grandparents migrated with their families to the United Kingdom in the 1960s.
His grandparents were born in Punjab, India, and immigrated to East Africa. From there his grandparents migrated with their families to the United Kingdom in the 1960s
His father was a general practitioner and his mother Usha was a pharmacist who ran a local pharmacy
Sunak was privately educated at Winchester College, then studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating in 2001. In 2006 Sunak obtained an MBA from Stanford University.
He worked as an analyst for Investment Bank, Goldman Sach between 2001-2004, he then worked for Hedgefund Management Firm, The Children’s Investment Fund Management becoming a partner in September 2006.
He left in November 2009 to join other former colleagues at the New hedge Fund Firm Theleme partners which was launched in October 2010 with an initial $700 million.
Sunak was also a director of the Investment Firm Catamaran Ventures owned by his father-in-law Indian businessman N.R. Narayan Murthy.
Member of Parliament
Was selected as the conservative candidate for Richmond (Yorks) in 2014
Was elected as MP for the constituency in the 2015 General Election with a majority of 19,550 (36.2%).
Was reelected as MP in the 2017 general election with an increased majority of 23,108 (40.5%).
He was the parliamentary under-secretary for local government between January 2018 and July 2019.
From 2001 to 2004, he worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs
He joined another hedge fund Theleme Partners in 2009
Director of Narayan Murthy’s investment firm Catamaran Ventures
In 2014 chosen as the conservative candidate for Richmond (York)
In the 2015 General election, he was elected as an MP from Richmond (Yorks) from 2015 to 2017
He supported the EU referendum in 2016
Reelected as MP from the same seat in the 2017 general election
Became a member of the Privy council on 25th July 2019
After a cabinet reshuffle in 2020 Sunak was promoted to Chancellor of the Exchequer
He unveiled the 30 billion euro eat-out to help out a scheme to support and create jobs in the hospitality sectors
Chancellor of Exchequer from 2020 to 2022
Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020
Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) since 2015
Tied the knot with Akshita Murthy in August 2009
His wife is the daughter of Indian billionaire N.R. Narayan Murthy
She also runs her own fashion level
Akshata Murty owns a 0.91% stake which valued at about $900 million (£690 m) in April 2022 in Infosys, which makes her one of the wealthiest women in Britain.
Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murthy has a non-domiciled status which means that she’s not required to pay tax on the income that she earned abroad while living in the UK.
Akshata Murthy announced on April 2022 that she will pay UK tax on her global income
|Born||12 May 1980 (age 42) Southampton, Hampshire, England|
|Political party||Conservative Party|
|Spouse||Akshata Murty (married 2009)|
|Children||Two daughters (Krishna Sunak 11 years old, and Anoushka Sunak 9 years old)|
|Father||Yashvir Sunak. His father was born and raised in the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (present-day Kenya) and is a general practitioner in the National Health Service.|
|Mother||Usha Sunak, born in Tanganyika, is currently the director and pharmacist at the Sunak Pharmacy in Southampton and has a degree from Aston University|
|Relatives||– N. R. Narayana Murthy (father-in-law) the founder of the technology company Infosys|
– Sudha Murty (mother-in-law)
– Rohan Murty (brother-in-law)
|Brother||Sanjay Sunak is a psychologist Sister: Raakhi Williams works in New York as chief of strategy and planning at the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies|
|Residences Properties||– 10 Downing Street, London, own Kirby Sigston Manor in the village of Kirby Sigston, North Yorkshire,|
– A mews house in Earl’s Court in central London,
– A flat on Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, and – A penthouse apartment on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California.
Lincoln College, Oxford (BA)
Stanford University (MBA)
Some Less Known Interesting Facts
- Rishi Sunak is the eldest of three siblings.
- Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty is the daughter of Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy.
- Sunak and his wife were the 222nd richest people in Britain, with a combined fortune of £730 million as of 2022.
- He worked as a waiter at a curry house in Southampton during his summer holidays.
- He has said that he is a Coca-Cola addict and now has seven dental fillings due to excessive consumption when he was younger.
- Sunak has a Labrador called Nova
- He is a cricket, tennis, and horse, racing enthusiast.
- He was the head boy in his school (Stroud School) days
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