Rishi Sunak faces big questions over family’s wealth as wife richer than the ...

RISHI SUNAK is facing questions he did not declare assets which form part of his wife's fortune in his list of ministerial interests.

PUBLISHED: 14:48, Sat, Nov 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:48, Sat, Nov 28, 2020

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Akshata Murthy and Mr Sunak met as students in California and married in 2009. She is the daughter of an Indian billionaire and is believed to hold a £430million stake in IT company, Infosys.


This would make her richer than the Queen, whose personal wealth is around £350million, the Sunday Times Rich List revealed.

Ministers are expected to publish the financial details of close family members.

They are held to a higher standard than backbenchers when declaring any conflicts of interests.

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But Mr Sunak only listed his wife’s ownership of a company called Catamaran Ventures.

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The Chancellor did not mention her stake in the IT company, according to the Guardian.

Ms Murthy is also believed to have undeclared stakes in at least six UK companies, such as a Jermyn Street tailor.

Other holdings include a reported £900 million-a-year joint venture with Amazon in India.

This comes after it emerged Mr Sunak set up a blind trust on becoming a minister.

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