Historical Premiere: The New British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, Is Richer Than The King

For the first time in history, the new Prime Minister of Great Britain - Rishi Sunak - is richer than the King. How enormous is his fortune?

King Charles III met with Rishi Sunak, the new leader of the Conservative Party, and officially appoint him Britain's prime minister.

An interesting fact is that, according to The Guardian, this is the first time in history that the prime minister is richer than the King.

Rishi Sunak Is Richer Than The King Of England

The new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, have a combined wealth of about 730 million pounds  (over 825 million dollars). This enormous amount is about double the estimated wealth of King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, which have around 300 - 350 million pounds (340 - 400 million dollars).

Rishi Sunak, his wife, and two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka, spend most of the week at their five-bedroom house in Kensington, west London, which is valued by estate agents at more than 7 million pounds (8 million dollars).

At weekends, they retire to a Grade II-listed Georgian mansion house in the picturesque village of Kirby Sigston in his Richmond constituency of North Yorkshire. The house, which the couple bought for 1.5 million pounds before being elected MPs in 2015, is now worth more than 2 million pounds and has been transformed into a retreat with a £400,000 indoor swimming pool, gym, yoga studio, hot tub, and tennis court.

Rising energy costs mean it could cost more than £14,000 (15,800 dollars) a year to heat the 12/5-metre pool - almost six times the average family's energy bill.

Where Does Rishi Sunak's Wealth Come From?

The New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's wealth - most of it coming from his wife, who is the daughter of an Indian software billionaire - was a regular topic of discussion during the last leadership campaign and is likely to become so again next week.

In a podcast with the Telegraph, Rishi Sunak, who made his money at investment bank Goldman Sachs and hedge funds TCI and Theleme Partners, said he was not afraid to answer questions about his wealth. 

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