May 12, 1980 (43)
Rishi Sunak is a British politician and the United Kingdom’s first British Asian Prime Minister. Born in Southampton to parents of Indian Punjabi descent, Sunak’s educational journey took him through Winchester College and Lincoln College, Oxford, where he studied philosophy, politics, and economics. As a Fulbright Scholar, he earned an MBA from Stanford University, where he met his future wife, Akshata Murty, the daughter of Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy of Infosys. Before entering politics, he worked in investment banking with Goldman Sachs, and later in hedge fund management with prominent firms.
Sunak began his political career as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond in 2015. As a supporter of Brexit, he climbed the political ranks under various governments, holding several key positions, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer under Boris Johnson. His tenure as Chancellor was marked by financial measures to counteract the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following political upheavals in 2022, including the resignation of Boris Johnson and subsequently Liz Truss, Sunak emerged as the Leader of the Conservative Party and was appointed as the Prime Minister. As the nation’s leader, he’s grappled with ongoing crises, including economic and energy challenges, and has taken a firm stance on international issues such as supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression.