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Rishi Sunak Biography, Age , Career

Who is Rishi Sunak?: Rishi Sunak is an Indian-born British Conservative Party politician and son-in-law of NR Narayana Murthy (Indian billionaire businessman and co-founder of Infosys). He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since the 2015 UK general election and assumed office as “Chancellor of the Exchequer” (Minister of Finance) on 13 February 2020.

Rishi Sunak Age

Rishi Sunak was born on 12 May 1980 (age 42 years; as in 2022) in Southampton, Hampshire. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He completed his schooling at Winchester College (a boarding school for boys in Winchester, Hampshire), where he was also a head boy. He then completed an undergraduate course in education with a degree in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He also earned an MBA degree from Stanford University, where he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. Before venturing into politics, he worked with several top-rated large investment firms.

Rishi Sunak Biograpy

Rishi Sunak Biography

  1. Sunak is Britain’s first Indian-origin Chancellor of the Exchequer.
  2. Sunak volunteered for the Conservative Party’s election campaign in 2014 before entering politics.
  3. Sunak took oath in the House of Commons by the Bhagavad Gita.
  4. Sunak is a sports enthusiast. He also went to Edgbaston Cricket Stadium to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup game played between India vs England.
  5. Family and ethnicity
  6. Rishi Sunak was born into a Punjabi Hindu family who immigrated to the UK from East Africa.
  7. Parents and siblings
  8. His father, Yashveer Sunak was an NHS General Practitioner, while his mother, Usha Sunak looked after a medical shop. His parents always prioritized his education and taught him at some of the most elite universities, including Stanford and Oxford, although he had to sacrifice a lot to do so.

Rishi Sunak Career

Business

  • Rishi Sunak began his first job as an analyst in 2001 for “Goldman Sachs” an American multinational investment bank in California; before leaving it in 2004. 
  • He later worked for The Children’s Investment Fund Management (a London-based hedge fund management firm) before he was made a partner of the same organization on 15 September 2006.
  • Financial Conduct Authority He withdrew from the firm in November 2009, joining former associates to start “Thelem Partners”, an investment partnership firm with an initial investment of $536 million in October 2010. 
  • In 2013, he and his wife were appointed as directors of “Catamaran Ventures UK Limited”, a leading investment firm owned by his father-in-law and Indian businessman NR Narayana Murthy.
  • He later resigned from the firm on 30 April 2015 but his wife still continues as the director of the organisation. Company House He has enjoyed a victorious and prosperous business career.

Politics

  • Rishi Sunak stepped into the UK Parliament for the first time in October 2014, when he was elected as the Conservative MP candidate for Richmond; After former MP William Hague announced not to contest the next general election. The following year, i.e., 2015, Sunak contested the UK general election from Richmond and won a majority of 36.5% of the votes in General Elections Online.
  • As a Member of Parliament, Sunak served as a member of the Select Committees on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the year 2015 to 2017. 
  • In 2016, Sunak campaigned and held several public Q&A sessions for the Brexit referendum, supporting Britain’s exit from the European Union. In the 2017 general election, Sunak was re-elected as the MP for Richmond (Yorks) with a large majority of 19,550 votes (36.2%). 
  • In the GOV of UK, He held the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State from 9 January 2018 to 24 July 2019. 
  • Following his tenure as “Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State” in the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 24 July 2019. 
  • In the 2019 general elections in GOV.UK, he was comfortably re-elected as the MP for Richmond (York); Marking his third consecutive victory as a Member of Parliament with an increased majority of 27,210 votes (47.2%). 
  • Rishi Sunak’s thriving political career saw another promotion when the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, dramatically resigned his post, and Sunak was promoted to the second most powerful political job in the UK Treasury. Appointed as the new Chancellor of the Minister) on 13 February 2020. 
  • On 5 July 2022, he took to Twitter to announce his resignation as Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance), citing his differences with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Books written by Rishi Sunak

  • Sunak is rich in versatility. Apart from being an established businessman and politician, he has also tried his hand at writing books. 
  • In May 2014, he collaborated with Saratha Rajeswaran on his first book, “A Portrait of Modern Britain“, published by Policy Exchange. 
  • On 14 November 2016, Sunak released his second book, “The Free Ports Opportunity: How Brexit Can Boost Trade, Manufacturing and the North”, amidst his hype in favor of Brexit. 
  • The book discusses how BREXIT will lead to the creation of new ports and further open up new business opportunities for the UK. 
  •  He published his book “A New Era for Retail Bonds: How Our Savings Help SMEs Grow“. The book calls on the government to support and uplift SMEs in the UK by creating a new exchange for SME bonds.
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