Rishi Sunak Biography
Rishi Sunak is a British politician, business and finance professional. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 13 February 2020 to 5 July 2022, and Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 24 July 2019 to 13 February 2020. He started his political career after being elected Conservative MP for Richmond in 2015.
Rishi Sunak Age
He was born on 12th May, 1980, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Rishi Sunak Height
He stand at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
Rishi Sunak Education
Rishi was educated at Winchester College. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, and then gained an MBA from Stanford University in California.
Rishi Sunak Nationality
He is a British National
Rishi Sunak Ethnicity
He is an Asian.
Rishi Sunak Parents
Sunak was born to African Hindu parents of Indian descent, Yashvir and Usha Sunak. His parents migrated to Britain from East Africa in the 1960s. His father was an NHS family GP and his mother ran her own local chemist shop.
Rishi Sunak Siblings
Rishi has two siblings, Yashvir and Usha Sunak.
Rishi Sunak Wife
He is married to his wife Akshata, he met his wife in California where we lived for a number of years.
Akshata is the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, a founder of the Indian multi-national IT company Infosys, and Sudha Murty. She holds a 0.93% stake in Infosys. Her personal wealth became the topic of British media discussion in 2022 in the context of her claiming non-domiciled status in the UK.
Murty is an Indian citizen and a non-domiciled UK resident, which temporarily entitled her to pay no tax on her income outside Britain, subject to an annual payment of £30,000. Her personal wealth became the topic of British media discussion in 2022 in the context of her being wealthier than Elizabeth II and yet not paying tax in the UK on her unremitted income from Infosys dividends, £11.5m for the tax year 2021/2022.
Rishi Sunak Children
Rishi and his wife Akshata together have two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka.
Rishi Sunak British Prime Minister
Rishi Sunak is expected to be appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by King Charles III on 25 October 2022, making him the first non-White Prime Minister, as well as the first Prime Minister to profess a faith other than Christianity. He will also be the youngest Prime Minister since William Pitt the Younger.
Sunak, a former chancellor of the exchequer, was declared the new leader of the Conservative Party on October 24th and subsequently as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.. He won a hurriedly organised contest without a single ballot being cast, by becoming the only mp to gather the 100 nominations needed to qualify for the race. On Tuesday 25th October, 2022 he will see the king at Buckingham Palace, who will ask him to form a government.
Mr Sunak does not promise a transformational programme. His task is to salvage Britain’s fiscal credibility, suppress inflation and end the cycle of crisis that has consumed the Conservative Party. Mr Sunak is the party’s fifth leader since the Brexit referendum of 2016.
Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sunak was promoted to chancellor on 13th February 2020 as part of a cabinet reshuffle, after the resignation of his predecessor, Javid, on the same day. Javid had resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer following a meeting with Prime Minister Johnson. During the meeting, Johnson had offered to keep his position on the condition that he dismiss all of his advisers at the Treasury, to be replaced with individuals selected by Cummings.
Rishi Sunak Member of Parliament
He was elected as MP for Richmond (Yorks) at the 2015 general election with a majority of 19,550 (36.2%). Sunak was re-elected at the 2017 general election, with an increased majority of 23,108 (40.5%).
He served as parliamentary under-secretary of state for local government between January 2018 and July 2019. Sunak voted for then-Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement on all three occasions, and voted against a second referendum on any withdrawal agreement.
Rishi Sunak Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Sunak was appointed as chief secretary to the Treasury by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 24 July 2019. He was responsible for formulating and recommending domestic and international financial, economic, and tax policy, participating in the formulation of broad fiscal policies that have general significance for the economy, and managing the public debt.
Rishi Sunak Kenyan
Sunak has family roots from Kenya. His father was born and raised in the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (present-day Kenya), while his mother was born in Tanganyika (which later became part of Tanzania).
Rishi Sunak Salary
His annual salary is estimated to be £151,649.
Rishi Sunak Net Worth
Sunak estimated net worth is USD 500 million.
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