Rishi Sunak has won the Conservative Party leadership contest, making him the next prime minister of the United Kingdom and one of the wealthiest men to hold the position, but his wealth comes from a surprising source: His wife. Akshata Murthy is the daughter of billionaire tech founder Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy, founder of Indian IT tech giant Infosys. King Charles has an estimated wealth of $420 million, and thanks to the shares in her father’s company, Murthy has an estimated wealth of just over $800 million.
The shared wealth with Sunak makes him the only prime minister to date who was wealthier than the sitting monarch.
And that wealth comes from ownership of just shy of 1% ownership in the company. Infosys’ current market value is over $12 billion.
Murthy’s father retired from his company but still owns a minority stake in Infosys, which provides him with a personal wealth of over $4 billion.
The couple owns a Georgian manor house in the village of Kirby Sigston in North Yorkshire, valued at over $450,000, which contains an indoor spa and swimming pool, gym, yoga studio, hot tub and tennis court, the Guardian reported.