Rishi Sunak will be the next Prime Minister of the UK. Now that Penny Mordaunt has dropped out of the race, his family will be looked at more closely than ever. Before, a lot of attention was paid to his partner, Akshata Murty.
Her tax situation was looked at closely when it was discovered that, as a non-domiciled UK resident, she paid little tax on her income. Here's all you need to know about the new UK Prime Minister's wife.
Murty or Murthy?
Akshata Murty's family spells their last name two different ways: Murty and Murthy. Her father prefers Murthy. Her mother spells her name as “Murty,” so her daughter does the same. In an interview with the Telegraph of India, she said, “My husband's name is Narayana Murthy, with a “t” at the end.
I'm Murty. That's t-y. I think my freedom is clear from there. When we decided to get married, I told Murthy that I wasn't sure. Why should I be honest? That's not how you spell it.”
What’s Akshata Murty’s Job?
Murty used to work in finance and marketing, but when she started the fashion label Akshata Designs, which focuses on working with artists in remote Indian villages, she switched to fashion. In 2012, the lable shut down.
She is now a director of Catamaran Ventures, a venture capital firm that her father started in 2010. She was in charge of setting up a branch of the investment company in the UK, which included opening an office in London. He also has a share in the restaurants owned by Jamie Oliver in the UK and in Wendy's chain in India.
How Did Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty Meet, and When Did They Get Married?
Murty and Sunak met while they were both getting a Master of Business Administration at Stanford University in the United States (MBA). In August 2009, they got married in Bangalore, India, in a big, expensive ceremony that lasted two days.
Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty Have How Many Kids?
Krishna and Anoushka are their two daughters. They are mostly kept out of the public eye, so not much is known about them. However, the Prime Minister of the UK says on his “About Me” page that they keep him “busy and entertained.”
Who Are the Parents of Akshata Murty?
Akshata Murty's father is the billionaire N.R. Narayana Murthy, who co-founded the IT company Infosys and has been called “the father of the Indian IT sector” by Time Magazine. He started Infosys in 1981, and even though he left the board in 2014, he still has the title “chairman emeritus.”
Fortune Magazine named Murthy one of the 12 best business leaders of our time, and his fortune is worth about $4.5 billion. Sudha Murty is the mother of Akshata Murty.
She is an Indian engineering teacher, author, and social worker who is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. In 2001, her book India Dollar Bahu was made into a TV show, and she was in the movie Pitruroon, which was based on another of her stories.
What is the Net Worth of Akshata Murty?
By any measure, Akshata Murty and her family are incredibly wealthy. Just the 0.91 percent share she is said to have in her family's tech business is worth £430 million by itself.
For the tax year 2021-2022, she got about £11.5 million from Infosys. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index says that her total net worth is around $1.2 billion, which is much more than King Charles III.
What is Akshata Murty's Current Address?
Rishi Sunak's new job has given the couple the chance to move into 10 Downing Street, but they also have a lot of other properties they can use when they need to get away.
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They have a townhouse with five bedrooms and a flat in London, as well as a luxurious family manor house in Kirby Sigston, North Yorkshire, that sits on 12 acres of land. There is also the small matter of a large property in Santa Monica, California, which is further away.