Rishi Sunak, a GP’s son who married an Indian tech billionaire’s daughter and built a multi million-pound fortune that saw him dubbed the ‘Maharaja of the Dales’, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to become Chancellor at the age of just 39.
A graduate of £42,000-per-year Winchester College and Oxford University, where he studied PPE, he is believed to be one of the richest members of Parliament, and lives with his family in a magnificent Georgian manor house in the small village of Kirby Sigston, just outside Northallerton in North Yorkshire.
A multi-millionaire in his own right thanks to his investment career, Mr Sunak was known to be close to his former boss Sajid Javid, with the pair joining each other on nights out and sharing Star Wars jokes on Twitter.
And although he has taken the job at Number 11 thanks
Mr Sunak has experienced a dizzying rise since taking William Hague’s Yorkshire seat of Richmond at the 2015 general election, which is when he first acquired his ‘Maharaja of the Dales’ moniker.
His father in law, self-made billionaire Murthy Sr, is a household name in India after making his fortune through consulting giant Infosys.
He was Mr Javid’s deputy, with the title Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
The two of them seemed to develop something of a ‘bromance’. Only in December, Mr Sunak – a big Star Wars fan – tweeted about their outing to see The Rise of Skywalker.