Rishi Sunak was born on May 12, 1980. He is a British politician who has served as Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2020. He is the first person of Indian origin to hold this position. Sunak is a member of the Conservative Party and has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since 2015.
Rishi Sunak Biography
|Date of Birth
May 12, 1980
|Place of Birth
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Akshata Murty (m. 2009)
Yashvir Sunak, Usha Sunak
|Social Media Handles
Early Life and Education
Rishi Sunak was born on May 12, 1980, in Southampton to Indian parents who had emigrated from East Africa. His father was a general practitioner for the National Health Service (NHS) and his mother was a pharmacist. Sunak attended Winchester College, a boarding school in Hampshire, and then Lincoln College, Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). He later went on to Stanford University in the United States, where he received an MBA.
After graduating from Stanford, Sunak worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. He then co-founded a hedge fund called The Children’s Investment Fund Management (TCI). Sunak left TCI in 2009 to join another hedge fund called Theleme Partners. He also served as a director of the investment firm Catamaran Ventures, which is owned by his father-in-law, N. R. Narayana Murthy.
In 2015, Sunak was elected MP for Richmond (Yorks). He was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government in 2018. In 2019, he was promoted to Chief Secretary to the Treasury. In 2020, Sunak was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer following the resignation of Sajid Javid.
As Chancellor, Sunak has been responsible for overseeing the UK’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has introduced a number of measures to support businesses and individuals, including the furlough scheme, the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, and the self-employment income support scheme.
Sunak is married to Akshata Murthy, the daughter of Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy. The couple have two daughters.
Sunak is one of the richest members of the UK Parliament. His net worth is estimated to be between £200m and £250m.
Social Media Handles
Rishi Sunak is very active on social media platforms, especially on Instagram and Twitter. You can follow him through the following handles.
- Twitter: @RishiSunak
- Instagram: @rishisunakmp
- Facebook: @rishisunakmp