Rishi Sunak Biography 2024 Net Worth, Born, Wife, Birth, Parents, Education, Political Career, Age, Family And More

Rishi Sunak Biography Born in London on May 12, 1980, Rishi Sunak[a] is a politician from the United Kingdom who has led the Conservative Party and held the position of prime minister since 2022. Being the first Asian prime minister from Britain, he had served in Boris Johnson’s cabinet in two different capacities, most recently as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022. From 2015 until 2024, Sunak was the Richmond (Yorks) Member of Parliament (MP).

Rishi Sunak Biography

Rishi Sunak is a Famous British Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who was born on May 12, 1980 in Southampton, United Kingdom. Find Rishi Sunak age, wife, net worth, weight, height, career, family, pics biography & more. Get information about all key achievements or accomplishments of Rishi Sunak. Together, Sunak and his wife are worth approximately $830 million (£651 million), according to The Sunday Times’ 2024 Rich List.

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Who is Rishi Sunak?

Rishi Sunak made history by becoming Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister, appointed by King Charles III after unanimously winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Diwali. The 42-year-old, who previously served as Chancellor of Exchequer, is a dedicated Hindu and is the youngest British Prime Minister in 210 years. Additionally, he is the first Prime Minister of Indian descent to practice Hinduism in the UK. Sunak has been a member of the Conservative Party for Richmond (Yorks) since 2015.

Rishi Sunak is a British politician who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2022. The first British Asian prime minister, he previously held two cabinet positions under Boris Johnson, latterly as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022.

  • Born: 12 May 1980 (age 44 years), Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Spouse: Akshata Murty (m. 2009)
  • Party: Conservative Party
  • Parents: Yashvir Sunak, Usha Sunak
  • Education: Stanford Graduate School of Business (2006), Lincoln College (1998–2001), Winchester College
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Previous offices: Chancellor of the Exchequer (2020–2022)

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Rishi Sunak Biography Details

Born12 May 1980 (age 44)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Political partyConservative
Akshata Murty

(m. 2009)

  • N. R. Narayana Murthy (father-in-law)
  • Sudha Murty (mother-in-law)
  • Rohan Murty (brother-in-law)
EducationWinchester College
Alma mater
  • University of Oxford (BA)
  • Stanford University (MBA)

Life and Education

Sunak was born on May 12, 1980, in Southampton to Indian parents Yashvir and Usha Sunak in East Africa. His grandparents originated from British India’s Punjab province and settled in the UK from East Africa in the 1960s with their children. Sunak attended Winchester College and pursued Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford in 2001. Additionally, the 42-year-old completed his MBA as a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University in 2006. The Yorkshire MP tied the knot with Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys founder NR Narayan Murthy, in 2009 and they have two children.

Wife of Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak/Wife: Akshata Murty (born April 1980) is a Indian heiress, businesswoman, fashion designer and venture capitalist who is the current Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2022, as the wife of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Murty is also the daughter of N. R.

Who is Akshata Murty?

Akshata Narayana Murty is an Indian heiress, businesswoman, fashion designer, and venture capitalist. She is the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, a founder of the Indian multinational IT company Infosys, and Sudha Murty.

Born: 25 April 1980 (age 44 years), Hubballi

Spouse: Rishi Sunak (m. 2009)

Parents: N. R. Narayana Murthy, Sudha Murty

Education: Stanford University (2004–2006), MORE

Height: 1.63 m

Aunt: Jaishree Deshpande

Grandparents: Padavathamma Murthy, Vimala Kulkarni, R.H. Kulkarni, N. Rama Rao

How much is Rishi Sunak Net Worth?

The Sunday Times Rich List values Mr Sunak and Ms Murty’s fortune at £651 million, an increase of £122m on last year but still below the 2022 peak of £730m. Mr. Sunak worked at Goldman Sachs before politics. Later, he managed hedge funds and started Theleme Partners in 2010. His marriage to Ms. Murty in 2009, daughter of NR Narayana Murthy, boosted his wealth. Her shares in Infosys, a tech company, increased their bank balance significantly. This raised their net worth to £610m, moving them above The King on the rich list by 13 places. Some of the richest people in the UK had a tough year. Sir Richard Branson, from Virgin, lost £10m. Sir James Dyson’s wealth dropped by £2.2bn. Lastly, Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s net worth decreased by over £6bn.

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Early life and Education (1980–2001)

Born in East Africa, Rishi Sunak was born on May 12, 1980, at Southampton General Hospital in Southampton, Hampshire, to Yashvir and Usha Sunak, who were Indian Punjabi parents. He went to Romsey’s Stroud School, a prep school, and afterwards attended Winchester College as a day student before rising to the position of head boy. During his summer vacations, he worked as a waiter at Southampton’s Kuti’s Brasserie, a curry restaurant. At Oxford’s Lincoln College, where he studied philosophy, politics, and economics, he earned a first in 2001. He joined the Conservative Party and completed an internship at Conservative Campaign Headquarters while attending university.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Sunak graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University in 2006. He met Akshata Murty, the future wife of Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy, while attending Stanford. When Sunak was born, both of his grandfathers lived in the Punjab province of British India: his paternal grandpa was from Gujranwala, which is now in Pakistan, and his maternal grandfather was from Ludhiana, which is now in Indi. In the 1960s, his grandparents moved to East Africa and subsequently to the UK.


From 2001 to 2004, Sunak was an analyst at Goldman Sachs, an investment firm. After that, he was employed by The Children’s Investment Fund Management (TCI), a hedge fund management company, where he rose to partner status in September 2006. He departed in November 2009 to work with former colleagues at Theleme Partners, a new hedge fund company based in California. Theleme Partners was founded in October 2010 and had $700 million under management, which translates to $978 million by 2023. Patrick Degorce was his employer at both hedge funds. In addition, from 2013 to 2015, Sunak served as a director of Catamaran Ventures, an investment company controlled by his father-in-law, the Indian tycoon N. R. Narayana Murthy of Infosys.


Name earnedMaharaja of the Yorkshire Dales 
Profession(s)• Politician
• Businessman
• Author

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.)in centimeters170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack


Political PartyThe Conservative Party
Political Journey• Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) (7 May 2015- Present)
• Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government (9 January 2018 – 24 July 2019)
• Chief Secretary to the Treasury (24 July 2019 – 13 February 2020)
• On 13 February 2022, he became the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
• On 5 July 2022, he resigend as Chancellor of the Exchequer citing loss of confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership. 
• On 6 September 2022, he lost the Conservative leadership race to Liz Truss by nearly 15% votes; Liz Truss gained 57.4%, while Rishi Sunak gained 42.6% votes. 
• On 25 October 2022, he replaced the short-lived prime minister Liz Truss to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his only remaining opponent, Penny Mordaunt, withdrew after failing to reach the threshold of 100 nominating votes from Conservative lawmakers.
Biggest RivalThe Labour Party
Books• A Portrait of Modern Britain (2014)
• The Free Ports Opportunity: How Brexit Could Boost Trade, Manufacturing and the North (2016)
• A New Era for Retail Bonds: How Our Savings Could Help SMEs Grow (2017)

Personal Life

Date of Birth12 May 1980 (Monday)
Age (as of 2024)44 Years
BirthplaceSouthampton, Hampshire
Zodiac signTaurus
NationalityBritish Indian
HometownSouthampton, Hampshire
SchoolWinchester College
College/University• Oxford University
• Stanford University
Educational Qualification(s)• Studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Lincoln College, Oxford University
• An advanced degree in MBA (Stanford University)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesPlaying cricket, football, watching movies
Controversies• Tax Arrangements of Akshata Murty
On 7 April 2022, many British neswpapers reported that Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murthy, claims a non-domiciled tax status in the UK. Acording to British law, this means that she does not have to pay taxes on dividend benefits received from overseas companies. Moreover, amid the Russia-Ukraine War, the opposition questioned Ms. Murthy’s income from Infosys that was still operating some of its functions in Russia; this was when Mr. Sunak himself regularly urged British companies to exit Russia to “inflict maximum economic pain” on the Vladimir Putin administration. Later, it was reported that Infosys had decided to nwithdraw its services from Russia.
• Faced Backlash for not Supporting Transwomen
During a 2022 interview, Rishi Sunak was asked if he considered a transwoman to be a woman to which he responded “no;” he faced backlash on the internet from those who support transgender rights. In a 2022 YouTube video, he said,,
“It is important to have compassion and respect for people’s views. When it comes to questions like toilets or sports, you know, I’m of the view that biology is important, it’s fundamental, it’s critical to how we approach those types of questions.” 
However, Rishi Sunak previously expressed support for the transgender community. According to sources, while speaking to LGBT+ Conservatives, he said,
“Prejudice against trans people is wrong. The Conservative Party is an open, welcoming family to everybody across society, no matter who they are and irrespective of their background. I have the track record of delivery, a clear plan to fix the biggest problems we face and I will deliver on the promise of the 2019 manifesto.”

Relationships & More

Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date30 August 2009


WifeAkshata Murthy
ChildrenDaughter(s)- Anoushka Sunak, Krishna Sunak
ParentsFather- Yashvir Sunak (NHS General Practitioner)
Mother- Usha Sunak (Pharmacist)
SiblingsBrother- Sanjay Sunak (psychologist)
Sister- Raakhi Williams (chief of strategy and planning at the United Nations global fund for education)
Other RelativesFather-in-Law- N. R. Narayana Murthy (co-founder of Infosys)
Mother-in-Law- Sudha Murthy (Indian educator, author, philanthropist, and chairperson of the Infosys Foundation)
Brother-in-Law- Rohan Murty (founder of the ‘Murty Classical Library of India’)


FoodIdli, Sambar, Dosa, double chocolate muffin, biscuits
FilmThe Empire Strikes Back (1980)
AuthorRoald Dahl
SportCricket, Football
SportspersonMatt Le Tissier

Style Quotient

Car Collection• Volkswagen Golf GTI
• Jaguar XJ L
• Land Rover Discovery
• Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel

Money Factor

Salary (approx.)For MP of Richmond- £79,468 per annum (as of 2022) 
Assets/Properties• A 12-acre Georgian Manor house in the Yorkshire village of Kirby Sigston worth around £1.5 million. According to sources, this property is owned by Akshata Murty.
• A penthouse apartment on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California worth £7.5 million. This property is registered under Akshata’s name.
• A mews mansion in Kensington, West London worth £6.6 million. This property is owned by Rishi Sunak.
• A first-floor flat in Old Brompton Road, Kensington worth $300,000. Rishi Sunak owns this property.
Net Worth (approx.)• £200 million (individual net worth) (as of 2022)
• £730 million (collective net worth along with his wife) (as of 2022)


Rishi Sunak Info

Date of Birth

May 12, 1980


44 Years

Birth Place

Southampton, United Kingdom


Southampton, United Kingdom


United Kingdom


Prime Minister of the United Kingdom




Yashvir Sunak


Usha Sunak




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Akshata Murty (m. 2009)




76 KG


6 feet 1 inches

Net Worth

$830 million (£651 million).

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