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Rishi Sunak is a British politician who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He is the youngest British prime minister since the 19th century, also the first immigrant to become the Prime Minister and also the first Prime Minister to be appointed by King Charles III in his reign. Sunak stood in the Conservative party leadership election to replace Johnson, and lost the members’ vote to Liz Truss. Rishi was appointed Prime Minister on 25 October 2022, becoming the first British Asian and first Hindu to hold that position.

Birth Name

Rishi Sunak

Nickname

Rishi

Profession

Politician

Political party

Conservative

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Rishi Sunak was born on the 12th of May 1980, in Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

Age

She’s currently 42 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Rishi had attended the Stroud School in Romsey, Hampshire. He had later studied at Winchester College, a boys’ independent boarding school in Winchester, Hampshire. After his high school graduation, he joined Lincoln College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. He studied philosophy, politics, and economics there and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with first-class honors in 2001.

In 2004, Sunak joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the graduate business school of Stanford University, a private research university in Stanford, California, where he was a ‘Fulbright’ scholar (the Fulbright Program is an American cultural exchange program). He graduated from there with an MBA degree in 2006.

Family Details

  • Father – Yashvir Sunak (General Practitioner)

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  • Mother – Usha Sunak (Pharmacist)
  • Siblings – Sanjay Sunak (Younger Brother) (Psychologist), Raakhi Sunak (Younger Sister) (Head of Humanitarian, Peacebuilding, UN Funds & Programmes at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, a Department of the Government of the United Kingdom)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rishi Sunak has dated – 

  • Akshata Murthy (2009 – Present) – In August 2009, Rishi got married to Indian fashion designer, entrepreneur, and businessperson Akshata Murthy in a ceremony held in Bangalore, India. They had first met while they were both students at Stanford University. They have 2 daughters together named Krishna Sunak and Anoushka Sunak.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 71 kg
  • In Pounds – 156 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Salt-and-Pepper

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For 

Sunak became known as a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 25 October 2022 and Leader of the Conservative Party since 24 October 2022. Sunak served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022 and Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020, and he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since 2015. He is the youngest British prime minister since the 19th century, also the first immigrant to become the Prime Minister and also the first Prime Minister to be appointed by King Charles III in his reign.

Rishi Sunak Net worth

Rishi Sunak has an estimated net worth of $948 million dollars as of 2022. Sunak and his wife are the 222nd richest people in Britain, with a combined fortune of £730 million as of 2022.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Rishi Sunak

  • Sunak worked as an analyst for the investment bank Goldman Sachs between 2001 and 2004.
  • Sunak developed a cult media following, with jokes and gossip about his attractiveness widespread on social media and in magazines.
  • According to Euronews, Sunak “is frequently perceived as a pragmatist and as belonging to the centre-ground of the Conservative Party.”
  • Sunak supports Ukraine against the Russian invasion of the country and supports economic sanctions against Russia, but opposes British military intervention in Ukraine.
  • He was also a director of the investment firm Catamaran Ventures, owned by his father-in-law, the Indian businessman N. R. Narayana Murthy between 2013 and 2015.
  • Sunak was selected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond (Yorks) in October 2014, defeating Wendy Morton.
  • Sunak supported Brexit (the UK leaving the European Union) at the June 2016 EU membership referendum.
  • 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.
  • In 2019, Sunak supported Boris Johnson in the Conservative Party leadership election and co-wrote an article in The Times newspaper with fellow MPs Robert Jenrick and Oliver Dowden to advocate for Johnson during the campaign in June.
  • On 24 July 2019, Sunak was appointed as chief secretary to the Treasury by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, serving under Chancellor Sajid Javid. He became a member of the Privy Council the next day.
  • Sunak’s appointment as chancellor of the Exchequer, press briefings suggested that a new economic ministry led by Sunak might be established to reduce the power and influence of Chancellor Javid at the Treasury.
  • On 17 March 2020, Sunak introduced a programme providing £330 billion in emergency support for businesses, as well as a furlough scheme for employees.
  • In March 2021 budget, he stated that the deficit had risen to £355 billion in the fiscal year 2020/2021, the highest in peacetime.
  • In June 2021, at the G7 summit hosted by Sunak at Lancaster House in London, a tax reform agreement was signed, which in principle sought to establish a global minimum tax on multinationals and online technology companies.
  • In April 2022, Sunak ordered the Royal Mint to create a UK government-backed non-fungible token (NFT) to be issued by summer 2022.
  • In July 2022 during a debate, Sunak said that he wanted the UK to be “the safest and greatest country in the world to be LGBT+”.
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