10 Interesting Facts About Rishi Sunak: UK’s 1st Ever Asian & Indian-Origin Prime Minister

The newly-elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak has been the talk of the town, not just in the UK but globally. If you search for the UK on Google, the most trending topic shown is Rishi Sunak.

10 Interesting Facts About Rishi Sunak: UK's 1st Ever Asian & Indian-Origin Prime Minister

This is not only because the new PM’s predecessor Liz Truss had to give away the office after only 45 days of holding position but also due to the fact that he is Britain’s third prime minister in two months.

People are expressing views about the Indian-origin Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, all around the world. Here’s breaking down all the top interesting facts about the new PM in this article.

  • Rishi Sunak is the third Prime Minister of Britain in under six months. Boris Johnson resigned from his position, followed by Lizz Truss, who was chosen as the Prime Minister of the country by Queen Elizabeth II two days prior to her death on September 8, and held the position for only 49 days.
  • Sunak is the youngest PM of Britain since William Pitt, who took over the position when he was 24 in 1783. This makes Sunak the youngest British PM in 239 years.
  • Sunak is the prime minister of the UK with a Hindu-origin. His parents are both Indians who immigrated from Hindu-origin to the UK in the 1960s, with Sunak taking birth in Southampton, England.
  • Sunak was appointed as the first PM by King Charles III.
  • The new PM was chosen as a member of the British Parliament back in 2015, and he served as the Treasury Chief while Boris Johnson held the administration.
  • Sunak’s estimated net worth is said to be more than the former Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II and stands (allegedly) at $830 million.
  • Sunak has reportedly taken his oath as a member of parliament in 2015 on the Bhagwat Gita.
  • Sunak is married to the daughter of NR Narayana Murthy, the founder of the IT giant Infosys, Akshata Murthy. She is a Britain-based Indian fashion designer and businesswoman.


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