Rishi Sunak Biography, Early Life, Career, Personal Life, and Net Worth 

Who is Rishi Sunak? He is a British politician who made history as the first British Asian Prime Minister. Born on May 12, 1980, Sunak has swiftly risen through the ranks of the Conservative Party, serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2022. 

Prior to this, he held key cabinet positions, notably as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022. Representing Richmond (Yorks) as a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2015. This article provides a glimpse into the life, career, net worth, and political standing of Rishi Sunak. So, without much further ado, let’s get started! 

Quick Bio 

Full Name  Rishi Sunak 
Date of Birth  May 12, 1980 
Place of Birth  Southampton, Hampshire, England 
Nationality  British 
Political Party  Conservative 
Spouse  Akshata Murty 
Education  Lincoln College, Oxford (BA), Stanford University (MBA) 
Zodiac Sign  Taurus 
Net Worth  £750 million 

Early Life and Educational Background 

Rishi Sunak was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton General Hospital, Hampshire, England to his parents Yashvir and Usha Sunak. He attended Stroud School for his primary school education and later Winchester College, where he became head boy. During his summer breaks, he worked as a waiter in a curry house in Southampton. 


Sunak pursued philosophy, politics, and economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating with a first-class degree in 2001. He interned at Conservative Campaign Headquarters and joined the Conservative Party during his university days. In 2006, he earned an MBA from Stanford University as a Fulbright Scholar, where he met his future wife, Akshata Murty. 


Rishi Sunak began his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs before moving on to work for hedge funds, where he eventually became a partner. During this time, he also served as a director of an investment firm owned by his father-in-law, N. R. Narayana Murthy. 


In 2015, he entered politics and was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks). Sunak supported Brexit and wrote reports advocating for policies such as free ports and a retail bond market. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2019. 


In 2020, he was promoted to Chancellor of the Exchequer. However, his tenure was cut short when he resigned amid a scandal involving sexual harassment allegations against a government official. Despite this setback, Sunak later ran for Conservative Party leadership but was unsuccessful.

Personal Life 

In August 2009, Rishi Sunak tied the knot with Akshata Murty, the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murty. Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys, is Murty’s father, holding a stake in the company. Sunak and Murty first met at Stanford University in the US and are now parents to two daughters: Krishna (2011) and Anoushka (2013).


Their property portfolio includes Kirby Sigston Manor in Kirby Sigston, North Yorkshire, a mews house in Earl’s Court, London, a flat in South Kensington, and a penthouse on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California. In April 2022, they moved to a newly refurbished West London home. 


Sunak abstains from alcohol and admitted to a past Coca-Cola addiction. He’s a Labrador owner, enjoys cricket and horse racing, and follows a fitness routine with Peloton. A friend of James Forsyth, former political editor of The Spectator, Sunak appointed him as his political secretary. He’s a dedicated fan of Southampton F.C. and identifies as British Indian, 

Net Worth 


Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has amassed considerable wealth throughout his career. Alongside his wife, Akshata Murty, daughter of Indian tech billionaire NR Narayana Murthy, Sunak’s net worth is reported to be £730 million. This significant fortune places him among the wealthiest politicians in Downing Street’s history. 


Sunak’s earnings have been substantial, with tax documents revealing he has accrued over £4.7 million in the past three years alone. His rise to political prominence has been swift, propelled by roles such as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chief Secretary of the Treasury. Despite scrutiny over his personal wealth, Sunak continues to lead the nation amidst economic challenges.


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