Rishi Sunak is a British politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022, having previously served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020.
Since 2015, he has been the Conservative Party’s MP for Richmond (Yorks). Sunak grew up in Southampton, the son of Indian immigrants from East Africa. He attended Winchester College after his high school years.
A Fulbright Scholar in the United States helped him earn a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University after studying at Lincoln College, Oxford.
He met Akshata Murty, the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, the Indian billionaire businessman who created Infosys, while he was a student at Stanford University.
The Children’s Investment Fund Management and Theleme Partners both hired him after he graduated, and he went on to work for Goldman Sachs.
He was elected in Richmond (Yorks) in the 2015 general election and served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Ministry in Theresa May’s second government.
Three times, he voted in favor of Theresa May’s Brexit departure deal. Immediately upon the resignation of Theresa May, Sunak supported Boris Johnson’s bid to become Conservative Party leader.
Rishi Sunak Parents: Meet Rishi Sunak’s Father Yashvir and Mother Usha
Rishi Sunak was born on May 12, 1980, in the city of Southampton, Hampshire, England. His parents, Yashvir and Usha Sunak are of Indian descent and were originally from the countries of Kenya and Tanzania, respectively.
Both of his parents were medical professionals; his father was a general practitioner, and his mother was a pharmacist who worked in a local pharmacy.