Britain's new Prime Minister and his wife are far richer than King Charles III and Camilla
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Rishi Sunak's and his wife Akshata Murty's reported wealth has been revealed after he become the UK's newest Prime Minister and it's simply jaw-dropping.
Sunak and Murty have built up a sizeable fortune over the years and it's even bigger than the biggest name in British culture.
The Sunday Times Rich List places Rishi and Akshata's wealth at a casual £730 million (AUD$1.3 billion).
While you might gawk at such a figure and cry into your beans and toast, that only makes them the 222nd richest people in the UK.
Imagine more than 200 people being richer than you when you have three-quarters of a billion dollar fortune.
Sunak and Murty's wealth is more than double that of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla
The Guardian says the new British King and his wife have a fortune that ranges from £300 million (AUD$536 million) to £350 million (AUD$626 million).
News Corp reports Rishi Sunak is expected to be one of the richest Prime Ministers in UK history; that is, if he's not on the top of that list.
He earned a sizeable wealth from his days as a hedge fund manager before moving into politics.
However, it's his wife's investments that see the power couple have such an eye-watering fortune.
Akshata is the daughter of one of India's richest men, N.R. Narayana Murthy, who is the founder of tech giant Infosys.
Her stake in the company is worth around £690 million (AUD$1.2 billion), according to news.com.au.
Murty's father issued a statement to Bloomberg after Rishi was confirmed to be Britain's next Prime Minister.
“We are proud of him and we wish him success. We are confident he will do his best for the people of the United Kingdom," he said.
Sunak was elected the new PM after Liz Truss revealed she was stepping down from the top job.
The former chancellor, 42, became the outright favourite to hold the position after former Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not be announcing a leadership bid.
When announcing his renewed bid to become Prime Minister, Sunak - who worked as Chancellor of the Exchequer promised to lead the UK with 'integrity, professionalism and accountability'.
His statement read: "The United Kingdom is a great country but we face a profound economic crisis.
"The choice our Party makes now will decide whether the next generation of British people will have more opportunities than the last.
"That's why I am standing to be your new Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party. I want to fix our economy, unite our Party and deliver for our country.
"I served as your Chancellor, helping to steer our economy through the toughest of times."
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