Who is Rishi Sunak
There has been an uproar from Europe to India in the name of Rishi Sunak, who is going to become the Prime Minister of Britain. In India because Rishi Sunak’s grandparents were residents of Punjab province of undivided India. Also, because they religiously follow Hindu traditions. His wife Akshata Murthy is the daughter of India’s eminent entrepreneur and Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy. At the same time, the wealth of Rishi Sunak is a matter of debate in the British media. I have heard that they have a lot of money. So much so that even the royal family gritted their teeth with irritation.
Nadia Wittom is an MP of Britain’s Labor Party. Rishi Sunak is the leader of the Conservative Party. So Nadia has claimed on Twitter that the new British PM Rishi Sunak has more assets than Prince Charles III. Nadia wrote,
“Sage Sunak and his wife have assets worth 73 million pounds (i.e. around Rs 6823 crore). This is almost twice the wealth of King Charles III. Remember, whenever he talks about taking tough decisions, it means that The working class will have to pay the price.”
Rishi Sunak and his wife sit on a fortune of £730,000,000.
That’s around twice the estimated wealth of King Charles III.
Remember this whenever he talks about making “tough decisions” that working class people will pay for.
— Nadia Whittome MP (@NadiaWhittomeMP) October 24, 2022
How rich is Rishi Sunak?
In July this year, the United Kingdom’s big newspaper Sunday Times released a list of 250 richest people there. In this list, the name of Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy was at number 222. According to The Sunday Times, the net worth of both husband and wife is 73 million pounds. If told in Indian rupees, then Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murthy have assets of about Rs 6823 crore. The newspaper said that both of them earn money through the technology sector and fund management.
According to media reports, Rishi Sunak is the richest among the sitting MPs of the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Now he has also joined the richest prime ministers in the history of Britain. But there is no concrete information about his share in the total assets calculated with wife Akshata. Estimated on the basis of different reports, Rishi Sunak can have assets of 300 to 350 million pounds, i.e. Rs 2800 crores to Rs 3270 crores.
Rishi and Akshata have four houses. Two of these are in London. The price of one of his houses in the Kensington area here is said to be more than Rs 65 crore. The couple has a cottage in Yorkshire. Spread over 12 acres, this property also has a lake. Sunak-murti also has a penthouse of its own in California, USA.
Rishi Sunak was a banker before jumping into politics. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked with America’s largest multinational investment bank “Goldman Sachs”. Later joined a UK fund management bank, “Children’s Investment Fund Management”. Served there from 2006 to 2009. Then went back to California. To an old partner. To work in his new firm. According to a report in Live mint, both of them were investment banks with huge profits. Obviously, as one of his top officials, Rishi Sunak earned a lot of money. In addition, from 2013 to 2015, Sunak was also a director of Catamaran Ventures, the investment firm of his father-in-law and veteran Indian industrialist Narayana Murthy.
According to The Sunday Times report, Sunak had become a millionaire around the age of 25. The reason for the dramatic increase in his wealth was his marriage to Akshata Murthy. Both got married in 2009. It has already been told that Akshata is Narayana Murthy’s daughter. Now let us also tell that he has a 0.9% stake in Infosys, which is said to be worth about Rs 6,450 crore.
While working as a member of the British Parliament and for the government there, Rishi Sunak continued to get a hefty salary. He became an MP for the first time in May 2015. At that time, the basic salary of British MPs was 74 thousand pounds. If you tell in Indian rupees, then 69 lakh rupees. Since April 2022, British MPs have started getting a basic salary of more than 84,000 pounds. That is, about 79 lakh rupees. Later Sunak became a minister in the British Government. While being chancellor, he used to get a salary of more than one and a half lakh pounds. That is, now the matter had become a salary of crores of rupees.
And now after becoming PM, Rishi Sunak can claim salary up to at least one lakh 57 thousand. At present, the PM of Britain gets a salary of up to one lakh, 61 thousand pounds. Over 1.5 crore rupees!