This criticism has led to some questions about Akshata Murty. What is her real job? Here are the facts.
Akshata Murty was 42 years old when she was born in 1980. Rishi Sunak, Akshata’s husband, married her in 2009. They have two children together.
Rishi Sunak is the wealthiest member of the House of Commons. This is due to his background as a banker, then a hedge fund manager and also because of his wife’s inheritance wealth. Murty’s father was N.R. Narayana Murthy is also known as the “Bill Gates” of India. He and his wife Sudha built Infosys into a multi-billion dollar company. Akshata Murty has a 0.91% share in the company, making her wealthier than the Queen. Sunak, who was appointed Chief Secretary to Treasury in 2019, registered a blind trust to hide where money from investments. Since then, the Chancellor has been subject to pressure from MPs to disclose the contents of the blind trust. This was in response to concerns that some money may have been held offshore.
Murty studied French and economics at Claremont McKenna College, California, USA, before she went on to study Fashion of Design and Merchandising (LA) in the same year. After graduating from Stanford University, she completed her MBA. Rishi Sunak was her first love.