Rishi Sunak is richer than King Charles .. "a billionaire only a quarter" as British Prime Minister
Rishi Sunak took over the British Prime Minister from the first round and with a knockout, but he holds a remarkable number that exceeds that associated with King Charles III.
This remarkable figure is related to the wealth of the politician of Indian origin, as his total wealth, according to 2022 estimates, is 730 million pounds, meaning that he is close to holding the title of billionaire.
The first prime minister of Indian origin
Earlier on Monday, the leading Conservative Party "1922 Committee" announced that Sunak would be the leader of the new party after his rival withdrew, to become Britain's next prime minister.
While Sunak's only rival, Benny Mordet, stumbled in getting the support of 100 MPs from the ruling Conservative Party to run for prime minister, Sunak succeeded in securing the support of 182 MPs (51% of the party's MPs).
By naming the young politician as prime minister, he became the first person of Indian descent to hold a high office in British history. He is also the first devout Hindu to hold the position.
730 million pounds
While congratulations and blessings were showered on the new Prime Minister Sunak (42 years old), a special kind of controversy was taking place on the opposite side.
"Rishi Sunak and his wife have a fortune of £730,000,000," British Parliamentarian Nadia Whitumi wrote on Twitter, according to what was seen by Al-Ain News.
"This is nearly twice the estimated wealth of King Charles III," she said, adding, "Remember this whenever he talks about making 'hard decisions' that the working class people will pay for."
The man's fortune continued to stir controversy once he was announced as prime minister, as the "Enough is Enough" campaign, which fights the high cost of living in Britain, wrote, "Rishi Sunak's fortune is estimated at 730 million pounds."
"That average wage earner (£31,772) should know before taxes are taken," she said, adding, "Remember that when you are asked to pull your belt."
Sunak gained this huge wealth through Rafidain, the first is his work since graduating in a series of the largest international companies and in prestigious positions before turning to politics in 2015.
The second stream is Sunak's marriage to Akshata Murti, the daughter of a famous Indian businessman and billionaire.
According to monitoring in 2022, the couple occupies the 222nd place in the list of the richest people in Britain, with a fortune of 730 million pounds.
According to Forbes magazine, the wealth of Britain's King Charles III is only 500 million pounds, most of which are royal assets he inherited from his late mother, Queen Elizabeth.