LONDON-Finance minister Rishi Sunak and his partner Akshata Murthy were consisted of in a “Rich List” of the 250 wealthiest British residents released by a national paper on Friday.Sunak’s inclusion
is largely a result of his spouse’s wealth, but comes at a politically challenging time for the man in charge of Britain’s budget as he faces pressure to increase support for households fighting with skyrocketing energy costs and food prices.The couple got in The Sunday Times UK Rich List at number 222 with a reported net worth of 730 million pounds($ 911.19 million )the Sunday Times paper said. The list’s compilers say their analysis is based on minimum estimates of recognizable wealth.Akshata Murthy, an Indian citizen, is the daughter of one of
the creators of Indian IT giant Infosys and owns about 0.9%of the company.Sunak, a former Goldman Sachs analyst who became chancellor aged 39 in
2020, previously this week alerted the nation that the”next couple of months will be difficult.”Sunak and Murthy dealt with criticism and public anger last month over Murthy’s”
non-domiciled”tax status which meant she did not pay tax in Britain on her earnings abroad. She subsequently quit the status and stated she would pay British tax on her worldwide income.The Sunday Times Rich List, very first released in 1989, ranks the 1,000 wealthiest people resident in Britain.
It consists of British people in addition to people and households from abroad but who predominantly work or live in the United Kingdom.The Indian-born Hinduja brothers, Sri and Gopi, topped the list with a net worth of more than 28 billion pounds. “There are some individuals
who approach us wishing to be put onto the Rich List every year, Mr Sunak wasn’t among those,”list compiler Robert Watts, informed Sky News.(1 British pound =$1.2475)(Reporting by Farouq Suleiman; editing by William James and Louise Heavens)