Rishi Sunak is a British politician, businessman, and author who became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 25, 2022.
Rishi Sunak Political career
- Rishi was a member of Parliament for Richmond from 7th May 2015.
- Worked as parliamentary Under Secretary of state for local government from 9th January 2018 to 24th July 2019.
- Worked as a chief secretary to the treasury from 24th July 2019 to 13 February 2020.
- Became the chancellor of the exchequer on 13th February 2022. He resigned from this post on 5th July 2022.
- Rishi lost the conservative leadership race to Liz trust on 6 September 2022 and gained 42.6% votes.
- He replaced the short-lived prime minister Liz trust to become the prime minister of the United Kingdom after his opponent Penny Mordaunt withdrew after his failure to reach the threshold of 100 nominating votes from conservative lawmakers.
Rishi Sunak is also a talented writer and has written a few books. They are
- A portrait of Modern Britain
- The French Ports Opportunity: How Brexit Could Boost Trade, Manufacturing and the North.
- A New Era for Retail Bonds: How our savings could help SMEs Grow.
Rishi Sunak’s educational qualifications
He studied at Winchester College. For higher studies, he did a degree in Electrical engineering and physics from Oxford University.
He also pursued an advanced degree in MBA from Stanford University.
Rishi Sunak’s personal details
Rishi was born on 12th May 1980 on Monday. He is 42 years old as of 2022. His nationality is British Indian. His hometown is Southampton, Hampshire.
He is a Hindu and follows Hinduism. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
Rishi Sunak follows a non-vegetarian diet. His hobbies are fitness, playing cricket, and football, and watching movies.
Rishi Sunak owns a 12-acre mansion in Downing Street, North Yorkshire. His monthly salary as an MP of Richmond is 79468 euros per annum.
Rishi Sunak’s physical status
Rishi Sunak is 170 cm or 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg approximately. Rishi’s hair color is black and his eyeball color is also black.
Rishi Sunak’s family details
Rishi Sunak’s wife’s name is Akshata Murthy. The couple is blessed with two daughters and their names are Anoushka Sunak and Krishna Sunak.
His father’s name is Yashvir Sunak and his mother’s name is Usha Sunak.
Some lesser-known facts about Rishi Sunak
- Rishi Sunak’s grandparents migrated from East Africa to the United Kingdom in 1960 making him the first-generation immigrant in the UK.
- His father was a general practitioner and his mother run a local Medical Store.
- He met his wife Akshata Murthy daughter of Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy in California while he was pursuing a master of Business Administration at Stanford University. They both lived in California for a couple of years and later got shifted to London after marriage. They did their marriage in 2009 in Bangalore India.
- Before becoming a politician Rishi had a successful business career. He co-founded a large investment company Theleme partners in 2010 and was also the director of another investment company owned by his father-in-law and Narayan Murthy titled Catamaran Ventures.