Rishi Sunak : Hidden Facts about the New PM of UK

This post is About Rishi Sunak. We will be discussing his early life, Why he is so famous? especially among the Indian community. Where he is from? What does he do for a living? Let’s also discuss his childhood, Early Life and Education. We will also discuss the political career of him. So let’s not wait and try to find out everything about him.

Rishi Sunak

He has become a household name overnight after he has been declared as the next prime minister of the United Kingdom on 24th Oct 2022. After being elected British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on 20th Oct 2022, after just 45 days as the British Prime Minister, his name along with Penny Mordaunt emerged as the party leader of the conservative party and hence the British Prime Minister.

However, after failing to secure a minimum of 100 nominations from the conservative party MPs, Penny Mordaunt withdrew leaving the path for him, to become the next prime minister on 24th Oct 2022.

Here lets us look at the prominent events and facts about him.

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Rishi Sunak Date of Birth

He was born on 12th May 1980 in Southampton. He is the firstborn son in his family and has three siblings.

His Parents

His parents’ names are Yashvir and Usha Sunak. His parents migrated to the United Kingdom from East Africa in 1960 with their parents ( i.e. Grand Father of Rishi). Is Rishi Sunak a Gujarati? You will hear many people asking this question. But the answer would be no.


He has done his schooling at Stroud School in Romsey, Hampshire. After basic education, he was admitted to a boarding school named Winchester College. He was very good with studies and has been named the head boy during his time at Winchester Boarding School.

After finishing his schooling, he took admitted to Lincoln College of Oxford University. His further study was in philosophy, politics and economics. His graduation was completed in 2001. He was awarded an MBA Degree from Stanford University in California under a student exchange program in 2006.

Professional career

After completing his graduation from Lincoln College of Oxford University, he joined the investment bank Goldman Sachs in 2001 as an analyst. He continued to work there for 3 more years and stayed there till 2004. After Goldman Sachs bank, he joined Children Investment Fund management as a hedge fund manager. After two years of working, he has become a partner in the firm in 2006.

After leaving this in 2009, he joined another hedge fund management company Theleme Partners. He continued to work there till 2013. In 2013 he became the director of Catamaran Ventures. One thing to be noted here is that Catamaran Ventures’ owner is Mr N. R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys and his future father-in-law.

Political Career

His Political career started way back in 2000 when he was completing his graduation.  He undertook his internship at Conservative Campaign Headquarters. This has been considered a major change and a liking for political aspiration.

His first major breakthrough was when he was selected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond (Yorks) in October 2014. This cleared his path to becoming the MP, as the seat is considered a safe haven for a conservative party. The Conservative Party didn’t lose this seat in the last 100 years.

In 2015 he has been elected MP from his constituency and served as a member of was a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. In the general election of 2017, he has been re-elected this time even with better margins. This time he served as parliamentary under-secretary from January 2018 to July 2019.

Later on in July 2019, he was appointed as the chief secretary to the Treasury by then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

He was again re-elected with even better votes from his constituency and has been appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

He was later promoted to full-fledged Chancellor and delivered his first budget in the coming months.

After resigning from his post On 5 July 2022, He fought in the Conservative party leadership election to replace Johnson. He and then Foreign Secretary Liz Truss emerged as the leading members to replace Johnson, the race which Liz Truss ultimately won.

After just 45 days as the prime minister, Liz Truss resigned. Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt and Boris Johnson (Former Prime minister) were involved in a three-horse race to become the conservative party leadership. In the later stages, Boris Johnson ruled himself out and Penny Mordaunt failed to secure the minimum threshold of 100 markers, he has emerged as the winner and hence the next prime minister of the United Kingdom.

His Wife

His wife’s name is Akshata Murty. She is the daughter of a Multibillionaire Indian businessman and founder of Indian Tech Giant Infosys, Mr N.R. Narayana Murthy. Akshata Murty meet him while she was doing MBA at Stanford University in the years 2005-2006. They got married in the year 2009 with a relatively low affair marriage party.

Akshata Murty is a director and founder of various startups and still holds an Indian passport. She owns 0.9% of Infosys shares which is estimating £700m in value.

Net Worth

His net worth is huge and when we are saying huge, it really huge. He and his wife Akshata Murty’s combined net worth is more than £750m. This made him the richest prime minister of the United Kingdom of all time. As per an article published in a leading newspaper, Akshata Murty’s net worth is even more than Queen Elizabeth’s net worth (which was approx. £450m).

Rishi Sunak Height

His height is reported to be 1.7 meters. If you converted this into feet, this is 5 feet 6 inches.

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In this section, we would like to answer a few questions that our users and reader has asked us. You can also go to his website to know more about him.


What is Rishi Sunak education?

He has got an MBA Degree from Stanford University in California. Hope this will answer your question regarding his education.

Who is Rishi Sunak wife?

His wife’s name is Akshata Murty. She is the daughter of Famous Indian Businessman Mr N.R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of Indian Tech Giant Infosys.

What is the name of Rishi Sunak Daughter?

He and his wife Akshata Murty have two Daughters. His Daughter’s Name is Krishna and Anushka.

Is Rishi Sunak a Gujarati?

No, he is not Gujarati; his Grandparents hailed from Punjab Rejoin. So you can He is Punjabi, not Gujarati.

Rishi Sunak parents Name?

His parent’s names are Yashvir and Usha Sunak.

What nationality is Rishi Sunak?

He is a UK citizen; however, he holds a green card from the USA also.

What religion is Rishi Sunak?

He follows Hinduism. He is from Hindi Religion.

Is he a Billionaire?

Yes, his billionaire status is described above. His and his wife’s estimated wealth is $750 million.

Please elaborate on his history.

His history has been discussed in detail in this post.

Please give details about his family.

His family comprises Himself, His wife and two daughters.

Where is Rishi Sunak from originally?

He is a UK citizen; however, he holds a green card from the USA also. His parents are of Indian Origin and from the Punjab region.

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