Rishi Sunak is a British politician who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 25 October 2022 and Leader of the Conservative Party since 24 October 2022. Sunak served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022 and Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019. As of 2020, and he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (York) since 2015.
Sunak was born in Southampton to Indian-origin parents who moved to the UK from East Africa in the 1960s. He was educated at Winchester College, studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford, and earned an MBA from Stanford University as a Fulbright Scholar. While at Stanford, he met his future wife, Akshata Murthy, who was married to Indian billionaire N.R. Narayana Murthy was the daughter of Infosys. After graduation, Sunak worked for Goldman Sachs and later as a partner at the hedge fund firms The Children’s Investment Fund Management and Thalem Partners.
|Date of Birth:||12 May 1980 (age 42)|
|Universities:||Winchester College, Lincoln College Oxford, Stanford University|
|Education:||Philosophy, Politics and Economics, MBA|
|Food habit:||Intermittent fasting, Chocolate chip muffin|
|Hobbies:||Keeping fit, Cricket, Football and Movies|
|Parents:||Yashveer Sunak, Usha Sunki|
|Children:||Krishna Sunak, Anushka Sunki|
|Siblings:||Sanjay Sunak, Rakhi Williams|
|Father-in-law and mother-in-law:||NR Narayan Murthy and Sudha Murthy|
|2001 to 2004||An analyst for investment bank Goldman Sachs|
|2006||Hedge Fund Management The Children’s Investment Fund Management|
|7 May, 2015||Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks)|
|2018 to 2019||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government|
|2019 to 2020||Chief Secretary to the Treasurer|
|2020 to 2022||Chancellor of the Exchequer|
|24 October, 2022||Leader of the Conservative Party|
|25 October, 2022||Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
Describing himself, he said that,
I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a successful business career. I co-founded a large investment firm, working with companies from Silicon Valley to Bangalore. I then used that experience to help small and enterprising British companies grow successfully. From working in my mother’s small chemist shop to my own experience building large businesses, I have seen firsthand how politicians must support free enterprise and innovation to ensure our future prosperity.