Rishi Sunak, a British politician, was born 12 May 1980 and has been Chancellor of Exchequer since 2020. He is a member of the Conservative Party and was Chief Secretary to Treasury from 2019 to 2020. Since 2015, he has been the Member for Parliament (MP), Richmond (Yorks), North Yorkshire.

Sunak was born in Southampton to Punjabi Hindu parents, who emigrated from East Africa. He attended Winchester College. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Lincoln College in Oxford. He met Akshata Murthy while studying at Stanford. She is the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, an Indian billionaire businessman. He worked as an intern at Goldman Sachs after graduating and then became a partner at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (now Theleme Partners) and Theleme Partners.

As Parliamentary Under-Secretary for State for Local Government, he was part of Theresa May’s second government. He voted three times in favor of May’s Brexit withdrawal deal. Sunak supported Boris Johnson’s campaign for the Conservative leadership. Johnson was elected prime minister and Sunak was appointed Chief Secretary to Treasury. He replaced Chancellor Sajid Javid at HM Treasury. After Javid’s resignation in February 2020, he was replaced by Sunak.

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak Biography

Rishi Sunak was conceived on 12 May 1980. He was born in Southampton, Hampshire. Rishi Russell Sunak, also known as Rishi Sunak, is his full name.

He attended Winchester College for his education. He graduated in PPE (Politics Philosophy Economics) at Oxford University’s Lincoln College. He received his MBA degree from Stanford University.

Rishi Sunak, 41 years old. His zodiac sign was Taurus. His religion is Hinduism. Sunak is the first Indian-American to become the Chancellor of Exchequer in Britain.

Sunak administered his oath in the House of Commons, by Hindu holy book Bhagwadgeeta. Sunak, a sports enthusiast, enjoys Cricket and Football. He supports the England Cricket team and Southampton football club.

Sunak is so fondly addicted to Coca-Cola that he has had seven dental fillings. Locals affectionately call Sunak “Maharaja the Dales”.

Rishi Sunak Parents

Rishi Sunak was the son of Usha Sunak (Mother ) and Yashvir Sunak (“Father “) His father was a general physician at NHS, and his mother Usha ran a medical shop.

Although his parents weren’t wealthy, they were able to prioritize his education and send him to the best colleges and schools. This was a major factor in his success. Rishi’s parents, who are of Punjabi Indian descent, emigrated from East Africa to England.

Rishi Sunak Wife, Children

Rishi married Akshata Muthy, and they have two daughters Anoushka Sunak (and Krishna Sunak). Rishi was studying his MBA at Stanford and met Akshata Murthy while he was still a student. Akshata Murthy is the daughter of Narayana Murthy (Indian billionaire, co-founder of Infosys).

The couple dated for a time and then got married in 2009. His wife Akshata was a fashion designer and also managed her father’s large investment company “Catamaran Ventures UK Ltd.”

Rishi Sunak Ethnicity and Nationality

Rishi Sunak is a Punjabi Indian. He is Indian and British national.

Rishi Sunak Height & Weight

Rishi Sunak is 5′ 7″ tall and his weight is unknown.

Rishi Sunak Career

After leaving in 2004, Rishi got his first job in the analyst department at Goldman Sachs, California. Rishi was a partner at The Children’s Investment Fund Management.

In 2009, he left the organization to work with former colleagues and to start “Theleme Partners.” His wife and he were also appointed directors of “Catamaran Ventures UK Ltd.” owned by Narayan Murthy, his father-in law.

In 2015, he resigned from the firm. However, Akshata, his wife, continues to run the firm. Sunak was elected as a conservative candidate for Richmond MP. He won the general election with a majority 36.5% votes.

He was an MP and served as a member on the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs select committee. He also held many Q&A sessions in support of Brexit. He was also elected in the following ten elections and served as the parliament undersecretary until he was appointed Chief Secretary of the Treasury.

Sunak won his third consecutive victory in 2019. His political career saw another promotion after Sajid Javid was abruptly resigned as the Chancellor. Sunak was then appointed the Chancellor at the Exchequer (Finance minister), which is the second most powerful job in Britain.

Rishi Sunak Net Worth

Rishi Sunak has a net worth of PS200 million.

Rishi Sunak Education and Early Life

Sunak was born in Southampton, Hampshire on 12 May 1980 to Punjabi parents Yashvir Sunak and Usha Sunak. He is the oldest of his three siblings. His father Yashvir was raised in Kenya, while his mother Usha was brought up in Tanzania. Both are Hindus. His grandparents were born in Punjab (a British Indian province) and immigrated with their children from East Africa to the UK in 1960s. Yashvir was a general physician (GP) and Usha ran a local pharmacy.

Sunak attended Winchester College. It was a boys’ boarding school. He was the head boy and editor of the school newspaper. During his summer vacations, he worked as a waiter at a Southampton curry house. He graduated with a First in 2001 from Lincoln College, Oxford. He also did an internship at Conservative Campaign Headquarters while he was at the university. He received an MBA from Stanford University in 2006 as a Fulbright scholar.

FAQ’s About Rishi Sunak

Q.1 Who is Rishi Sunak?

Ans. Rishi Sunak is an Indian-origin British politician from the Conservative party.

Q.2 How old is Rishi Sunak?

Ans. Rishi Sunak is 41 years old.

Q.3 Who are Rishi Sunak’s parents?

Ans. Rishi Sunak was born to Yashvir Sunak ( Father ) and Usha Sunak ( Mother ).

Q.4 What is Rishi Sunak’s Height?

Ans. Rishi Sunak’s height is 5 feet 7 inch.