Rishi Sunak is an Indian-descent Prime Minister-designate of the UK and leader of the Conservative Party. Sunak will be appointed 57th UK PM by King Charles III on Tuesday(25 Oct). 42 years Rishi will become the country’s youngest leader since William Pitt the Younger. He is known as one of the wealthiest politicians in Westminster.
He was elected to the House of Commons in general elections for Richmond (Yorks), a UK Parliament constituency in North Yorkshire in 2015. Then he served as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020. Later, He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022. Sunak emerged as one of the top candidates to compete in the election for the post of UK Prime Minister.
PM Leadership Highlights
➤6 September 2022: Liz Truss was appointed as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after defeating Sunak. She polled 81,326 votes whereas Sunak polled 60,399 votes.
➤20 October 2022: After a series of political controversies, Liz Truss announced that she would resign as Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.
➤21 October 2022: Penny Mordaunt(Leader of the House of Commons) stands for leadership.
➤23 October 2022: Rishi Sunak also stands for leadership. Boris Johnson(PM; 2019-22) initially explored a possible candidacy for the leadership but declined to stand on 23 October 2022.
➤24 October 2022: Rishi automatically became party leader, without a vote from the party members because he was the only candidate that achieved the nomination requirement. Penny Mordaunt failed to secure the necessary 100 nominations from her fellow MPs.
➤25 October 2022: Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, becoming the shortest-serving PM of 45 days in office. Sunak will be appointed the 57th UK PM by King Charles III.
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•OCT 24-Liz Truss congratulated Rishi Sunak via her official Twitter account.
•OCT 24-Rishi Sunak became party leader of the Conservative Party.
•SEP- Liz Truss polled 81,326 votes, compared to Rishi Sunak’s 60,399 in an election.
|Real Name||Rishi Sunak|
|Date Of Birth||March 10, 1987|
|Age(as of 2022)||42 Years|
|Birth Place||Southampton, United Kingdom|
|Home Town||Southampton, United Kingdom|
|Profession||•Chancellor of the Exchequer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height(approx)||•In centimeters- 177 cm
•In meters- 1.77 m
•In feet inches- 5”10'
|Weight(approx)||•In Kg- 70 Kg
•In Pounds-154 lbs
|Body Measurement(approx)||•Chest: 41 inches
•Waist: 32 inches
•Biceps: 14 inches
|Parents||•Father- Yashvir Sunak
•Mother- Usha Sunak
|Wife||Akshata Murthy (Married) 2009)|
|Children||•Daughters- Anoushka Sunak and Krishna Sunak|
|Affairs & More|
|Education & Qalifications|
•Stanford Graduate of Business
|Educational Qualifications||He studied philosophy, politics, and economics|
|Favourite Food||•MC Donald's Burger
|Favourite Actor(s)||•Lucas Bravo|
|Favourite Actress||•Lilly Collins|
|Hobbies||•Playing Football and Tennis
•Range Rover Vogue
Rishi Sunak Biography
Rishi Sunak Family
He was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton to African-Hindu parents of Indian descent. His parents are Yashvir and Usha Sunak. He is the eldest of three siblings. Rishi’s father was born and raised in the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, while his mother was born in Tanganyika (which later became part of Tanzania). Sunak’s grandparents were born in the Punjab region, British India, and shifted from East Africa with their children to the UK in the 1960s. His father Yashvir was a general practitioner, and his mother Usha was a pharmacist who ran a local pharmacy.
Rishi Sunak Age And Birthday
As of 2022, His age is 42 yrs. His Birthday comes on the 12th of May.
Rishi Sunak Caste And Religion
He is a Brahmin and belongs to the Hindu religion.
Rishi Sunak Education
Rishi Sunak studied at Stroud School, a preparatory school in Romsey, Hampshire, and Winchester College, a boys’ independent boarding school, where Sunak was head boy and the editor of the school paper. During his summer holidays, he works as a waiter at a Curry House in Southampton. He read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating with a first in 2001. After that, he takes up an internship at Conservative Campaign Headquarters. In 2006, he achieved an MBA from Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright scholar.
Rishi Sunak Height In Feet And Weight
Sunak is a tall, mostly clean-shaven, and formal lover gentleman. His Height in feet is 5 feet 10inches(1.77 m) and his weight is 70kg. His eye colour is Black and his hair colour is Black. His body measurements are 41-32-14 inches (C-W-B) which is perfect for the gentleman.
Rishi Sunak Net Worth 2022
His Net worth in rupee is 6,742 Crore INR(730 million pounds)(approx.). According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2022 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK, He and his wife are the 222nd richest people in Britain. His wife is the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, the Indian billionaire businessman who founded Infosys.
Rishi Sunak Wife Akshata Murthy
Sunak is currently married to Akshata Murty. He met Akshata Murty while pursuing his studies at Stanford. Later in 2009, they tied in the knot in the city of Banglore. Akshata Murthy is the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, the Indian billionaire businessman and founder of Infosys. Murty owns shares in Wendy’s in India, Koro Kids, Digme Fitness, and two of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant businesses. Murty is a director of Catamaran Ventures(her father’s investment firm) and also runs her own fashion designing company. They both have two daughters, Krishna Sunak & Anoushka Sunak.
His business career began in 2001, working as an analyst for the investment bank Goldman Sachs. After leaving his analyst job in 2004, he worked for the hedge fund management firm the Children’s Investment Fund Management and later in September 2006 became a partner. To join a new hedge fund firm, Theleme Partners he left his previous job in November 2009.
➤October 2014: Selected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond (Yorks) defeating Wendy Morton.
➤2015: Elected as MP for the constituency.
➤ 2017: Re-elected as MP for the constituency.
➤24 July 2019: Appointed as chief secretary to the Treasury by PM Boris Johnson.
➤2019: Appointment as a Chancellor of the Exchequer.
➤13 February 2020: Promoted to chancellor as part of a cabinet reshuffle.
➤8 July 2022: Announced – stand as a candidate in the Conservative party leadership election to replace Johnson.
- Sunak took his oath on the Bhagavad Gita as an MP at the House of Commons.
- He is a pet lover and has a Labrador named Nova.
- Her wife is one of the wealthiest women in Britain as she owns a 0.91% stake in Infosys.
- Sunak is the eldest of three siblings.
- Sunak was the head boy at Winchester College.
- Previously, he used to live in 11 Downing Street but recently moved to a newly refurbished, luxury home in West London.
Social Media Links⋆
Sunak is an active social media user and usually posts on his accounts. His Instagram account shows a total of 207K followers whereas his Twitter shows 622K followers, as of Sep 22.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- Why Rishi Sunak is famous? –He is famous because he is of Indian descent and emerged as one of the top candidates to compete in the election for the post of UK Prime Minister.
- What is his Nationality? – British
- Where does he live now? –West London
- What’s his Net worth? –6,742 Crore INR(approx.)
- Is Rishi Sunak married? –He is currently married.