Akshata Murty, the wife of Rishi Sunak, is wealthier than King Charles

Assumpta Udochukwu
By Assumpta Udochukwu 3 Min Read

Akshata Murty is an influential figure known for her significant wealth and prominent family connections. She is the daughter of NR Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys, one of India’s largest technology companies.

Akshata Murty, married to former UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, has overtaken King Charles in terms of personal wealth. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, which ranks the 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families in the UK, their fortune increased by over £120 million last year.

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Their net worth rose from £529 million in 2023 to £651 million (around Rs 6860 crore) in 2024, placing them ahead of King Charles in terms of personal assets. Akshata’s wealth is substantial, reported to be around Rs 6,912 crore, surpassing the net worth of King Charles. Her father, NR Narayana Murthy, boasts approximately Rs 36,000 crore net worth.

Akshata Murty and Rishi Sunak were recognized as the wealthiest residents of 10 Downing Street, with Akshata’s stake in Infosys being their most valuable asset. Akshata was born in Hubballi, Karnataka, to Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murthy. She grew up in Bengaluru, where Infosys is headquartered.

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She studied economics and French at Claremont McKenna College in California and also earned a fashion design degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She met Rishi Sunak while studying business management at Stanford. They married in 2009 and have two children, Krishna and Anoushka.

Besides their financial achievements, the couple has invested heavily in real estate. They own a house in Kensington worth Rs 71 crore, a flat in the same area, a penthouse in California, and a mansion in Yorkshire.

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Akshata is married to Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The couple met while studying at Stanford University. Akshata’s career includes venture capital and fashion roles, showcasing her entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen.

She has a keen interest in supporting startups and has invested in several ventures across various industries.

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Her wealth and status have often been discussed, especially given her marriage to a prominent political figure. Despite her financial success and high-profile marriage, Akshata remains deeply connected to her roots and continues to play an active role in her family’s business and philanthropic efforts.

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Assumpta is a Professional Accountant, Brand Strategist, Writer and Digital Data Storyteller with extensive experience in Finance, Digital Marketing and Business Administration. She is the Chief Analyst and Editor at Trendswatch.co, she is passionate about telling data stories in an entertaining and engaging manner.
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