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Rishi Sunak Has Become The New British Prime Minister


Rishi Sunak is now the 57th Prime Minister of the UK and also the first Hindu-origin prime minister. He is the 5th prime minister in the last six years. He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022 and Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020.

Rishi Sunak was born in Southampton, a city in southern England to an Indian-origin family who migrated to Britain in 1960 from East Africa. He went to Winchester College which was located in Hampshire, England. To read philosophy, politics & economics, he went to Lincoln College (Oxford University). He gained his MBA degree from Stanford University, California as a Fulbright Scholar.

Sunak married Akshata Murty, the daughter of Narayana Murthy (an Indian Billionaire Businessman, Founder of Infosys). In 2022, Rishi and Akshata Murty were 222 richest people in Britain with a worth of €730M. The couple got married in 2009 in Bengaluru, India. They have two daughters Krishna and Anoushka.

He started his career journey as an analyst in the investment bank Goldman Sachs (From 2001 to 2004). After it, he shifted to a hedge fund management firm the Children’s Investment Fund Management and got a partnership in 2006. From 2013 to 2015, he was the director of Catamaran Ventures, an investment firm.

Sunak started his political journey in 2014 when he was selected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond (Yorks) defeating Wendy Morton. He was elected as the MP in the 2015 general election. In this parliament (2015 to 2017) he was a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. He was re-elected in the general election of 2019.

Sunak was appointed as the chief secretary to the Treasury by Prime Minister Boris Johnson serving under Chancellor Sajid Javid. Rishi Sunak becomes the prime minister in just seven years after becoming MP faster than any other recent prime minister.

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