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UK PM Sunak, his wife figure on 'Asian Rich List 2022' in UK

The Hinduja family is ranked number one on the list

BRITAIN-POLITICS/ Staying together: Rishi Sunak, his wife Akshata Murty, and his daughters, Anoushka and Krishna, at a Conservative Party event | Reuters

Current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty have made their debut on the 'Asian Rich List 2022' of the United Kingdom. The Hinduja family is ranked number one on the list while Sunak and his wife are number 17.

Sunak's father-in-law NR Narayan Murthy is the co-founder of Indian IT major Infosys. The couple is valued at £790 million. The Hinduja family is featured on the top of the list for the eighth consecutive time with an estimated wealth of about £30.5 billion.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan presented a copy of the 'Asian Rich List 2022' to Ritu Chhabria, daughter of Gopichand Hinduja, Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group at the 24th annual Asian Business Awards at the Westminster Park Plaza hotel on Wednesday night.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Guest Oliver Dowden, MP, Chancellor of Dutchy of Lancaster, told PTI, "Throughout my life, I have seen first-hand the hard work, determination and entrepreneurship of the British Asian community. And, of course, in my latest job, I have a British Asian Boss, my very good friend Mr Rishi Sunak, the United Kingdom's first-ever British Asian Prime Minister.”

Hinduja Group, an Indian transnational conglomerate is present in eleven sectors.

This year's Asian Rich list boasts 16 billionaires from the UK, one more than the last year with most of the billionaires seeing their wealth increase or stay the same as last year.

Lakshmi Mittal and his son Aditya (12.8 billion pounds) and Prakash Lohia and family (8.8 billion pounds) and Nirmal Sethia (6.5 billion pounds) are other richest on the list.

Rishi Sunak became the first person of Indian origin to be the UK's prime minister on October 25. Sunak took over after Liz Truss stepped down after a tumultuous term of about seven weeks.  

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