Rishi Sunak: After his competitor Penny Mordaunt was unable to garner the required 100 nominations from her fellow MPs, British politician Rishi Sunak was chosen as the Conservative Party’s leader and will take over as the country’s next prime minister on Monday.
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Senior backbencher Graham Brady declared, “Rishi Sunak is thus elected as leader of the Conservative Party,” as Mordaunt pledged her “full support” for the former finance minister.
Who is Rishi Sunak?
Rishi Sunak has had the good fortune to have a prosperous commercial career. Rishico developed a sizable investment firm that works with businesses from Bangalore to Silicon Valley. Rishi then applied that knowledge to support the expansion of innovative, small British businesses.
For Rishi to be able to attend reputable schools, his parents made substantial sacrifices. Rishi had the good fortune to attend Stanford University, Winchester College, and Oxford University. Because of how that encounter altered Rishi’s life, he is now dedicated about ensuring that everyone has access to top-notch education. Rishi have served as a school governor, a board member of a sizable youth club, and have consistently dedicated their time to outreach education initiatives.
After joining the government in January 2018 as the Minister for Local Government, Rishi was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury in July 2019. Rishi had the opportunity of being named Chancellor of the Exchequer in February 2020, a position he had the honour of holding until July 2022.
His parents are both of Indian ancestry. In the 1960s, Sunak’s parents, who were pharmacists, immigrated to the UK from East Africa. Usha Sunak, Sunak’s mother, was a pharmacist, while Sunak’s father, Yashvir Sunak, worked as a medical practitioner for the National Health Service.
Rishi Sunak is married to Infosys chief Narayan Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murthy. They have two daughters – Krishna and Anoushka.
Rishi Sunak is heavily invested in UK real estate and has a net worth of over 700 million pounds. In addition to their Yorkshire estate, Rishi and his wife Akshata also own a home in Kensington in the heart of London.
Britain's Conservative Party leader #RishiSunak becomes the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/nC39dzX7gd
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