Britain: Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is one of Britain's richest economies

There are reports of it having a taste – and it is not well accepted by people. Often it comes down to one thing: money.

One of these reports is now making the rounds in Great Britain. It affects one of the country’s top politicians, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (42). The “Sunday timesIt lists Sunak as the first high-ranking politician in the ranking of the richest people in the country.

The fortune of the minister and his wife, Akshata Murti, is about 730 million pounds (just under 861 million euros), according to Sunday’s annual report on the country’s largest fortunes, which was published on Friday. So Sunak ranks 222.

In April, the finance minister came under fire over the tax status of his wife, Akshata Murti. The daughter of an Indian billionaire has admitted being “treated as a non-resident for UK tax purposes” on multimillion-dollar profits from her stake in family business Infosys, which is taxed outside the UK. Morty later announced that her earnings would be taxed in Great Britain in the future.

Sunak was also accused of lack of transparency after admitting he held a permanent US residence permit, known as a green card, until last year. According to media reports, his name has also surfaced in relation to offshore credit companies in tax havens.

An investigation requested by Sunak himself eventually concluded that he had not committed any moral misconduct. Because of rising inflation, among other things, his popularity in the polls has waned nonetheless. Sunak (who has been Finance Minister since February 2020) was considered a potential and promising successor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson (57).

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In addition to discussions about his finances, Sunak has also made headlines regarding the coronavirus pandemic: he was fined in April for violating his government’s coronavirus regulations. He had admitted attending a birthday party for Prime Minister Johnson in June 2020 – while the entire country was in lockdown.

The Sunday Times has published its annual ranking of the country’s 1,000 richest people since 1989. At the top of the list this year are the Sri and Gopi Hinduja brothers, owners of the group of the same name (£28.47 billion), inventor James Dyson (£23 billion) and businessmen David Simon Rubin (£22.27 billion).

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