Rishi Sunak has exploded on stage since he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in February 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic solidified Britain, and attention soon turned to his personal life.
As a former investment banker and hedge fund manager, Sunak studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University and then graduated from Stanford University in the USA with an MBA.
He continued an established path into the Great Offices of State, doing an internship at the Conservative Campaign headquarters while studying at the PPE.
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Southampton-born Sunak was selected as a Conservative candidate for Richmond, Yorkshire, in 2014. The seat was previously occupied by William Hague and is one of the safest in Britain as it has been held by the party for more than 100 years.
Only 34 years old at the time, it only took Sunak six years to become chancellor.
Who is Rishi Sunak’s wife?
Sunak’s wife is Akshata Murthy is the daughter of Indian billionaire NR Narayana Murthy, owner of Infosys, which had sales of over $ 13 billion this year.
Sunak and his wife met in Stanford in 2006 and were married three years later in a two-day ceremony in Bengaluru, India.
The two are Hindus, have two children together, and own at least four properties, including a £ 7 million house in Kensington and a mansion on 12 acres in Yorkshire.
Murthy previously worked in finance but is now passionate about fashion. Her Akshata brand aims to “Preserve India’s ancient craft traditions through the design and production of contemporary fashion”.
However, they cannot buy clothing from their website or anywhere else online.
Speaking to Vogue India, Murthy said, “I believe we live in a materialistic society and in the last few decades, globalization has made it easier to sell products to a wide audience.”
She is said to have stakes in her father’s company valued at more than £ 430 million. Those assets alone make her one of Britain’s richest women, surpassing the Queen’s fortune of £ 340 million.
In November 2020, it emerged that Sunak had failed to reveal his family’s enormous wealth, which includes a large portfolio of assets, board memberships, and equity holdings. One of the shares is in a Mayfair company that supplies tailcoats for students at Eton College.
Last year, Murthy’s father was found to be involved in a £ 900 million joint venture with Amazon in India. A fact that should have been explained to Parliament in order not to violate the Ministerial Code.