With Rishi Sunak succeeding Liz Truss as prime minister in a time of economic uncertainty and a price-of-living crisis people have been interested in Sunak’s financial position. In particular, what he as well as his spouse are worth.
The worth of Sunak has been an issue that Sunak has largely not discussed in particular detail, though Sunak has claimed that he doesn’t believe voters are interested in the cost of the clothes and shoes he donned during his leadership campaign in the spring of this year.
“Values are what is important, what I’m wearing is irrelevant to all of that,” Sunak declared about his suit costing PS3,500.
Although most people know that Sunak is rich since his name was included in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List this year, many are not aware of the amount that the prime minister really is worth, and how much is due to his wife’s family.
HOW RICH IS RISHI SUNAK AND HIS WIFE?
Sunak along with his partner Akshata Murty share an amount of PS730 million as per The Sunday Times Rich List. Premiership minister Sunak has among the highest-paid politician to ever be among the top ten.
The bulk of the wealth that the couple has is derived from the Murthy family. Murty is the child of N R Narayana Murthy who established the Indian multi-national IT firm Infosys. In The The Independent, Murty has a stake of Ps690 million in Infosys.
They got married in 2009 following their first meeting in 2009 at Stanford University in California, where both of them were studying in the field of MBA.
In a joint venture, Murty and Sunak founded Cataraman Ventures UK, a London-based investment firm in 2013.
Murty has also made investments in other British businesses, including New & Lingwood, a gentlemen’s apparel company.
WAS RISHI SUNAK RICH BEFORE MARRIAGE?
While the majority of Sunak’s wealth comes from his wife’s household, the Sunaks also earned his own fortune by working as an account manager.
Sunak was born to a wealthy family in the year 1980. His parents had immigrated to East Africa, and his father was a doctor while his mother managed the pharmacy she owned. He went to Winchester College, a prestigious private boarding school. He then went on to study economics, philosophy, and politics as a student at Oxford University.
After graduating from Stanford, Sunak worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs, before going becoming a partner in two hedge funds.
WHERE DO RISHI SUNAK AND HIS FAMILY LIVE?
Sunak, Murty, and their two daughters reside in their five-bedroom house in Kensington the property is valued at the approximate 7 million pounds. But this isn’t their only home in the region, as they own a home in Old Brompton Road.
The couple’s property portfolio goes in the form of an estate in Sunak’s Richmond district in Yorkshire and is located in Yorkshire, which is a Georgian Grade II listed structure. In the United States, they own an apartment in Santa Monica, California, that is believed to be worth PS5.5 million.