British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak’s Indian wife Akshata Murthy is richer than the Queen of Britain. Akshata Murthy, co-founder of India’s leading IT services company Infosys, N. R. Narayan is the daughter of Murthy. Akshata Murthy and her husband are in the news for joining Infosys during the Russo-Ukraine War.
Such is the wealth of Akshata’s idol
Akshata holds a 0.90 per cent stake in Infosys. Its price is 43 430 million. He also receives an annual dividend of about ₹ 115 million. 42-year-old Akshata Murthy has a net worth of around Rs 69 crore (over Rs 6,834 crore). According to the 2021 Sunday Times Rich List, the personal wealth of the Queen of Britain is around 350 million rupees.
Sunak in trouble because of this
Sunak was once seen as the future prime minister of Britain. However, Sunak’s popularity graph has come down due to rising inflation in the UK and controversy over Akshat’s stake in the Indian company.
This is how Infosys started
Akshata Murthy’s father N. R. Narayana Murthy (75) founded Infosys in 1981 along with his associates. This pioneering company has worked to transform the entire IT services industry of India. Murthy founded the company by borrowing Rs 10,000 from his wife. The company is now valued at around ₹100 billion and has become the first Indian company to be listed on Wall Street.
The Sunak couple own at least four properties in London, including a five-bedroom house valued at ₹70 million. He also has flats in California. Akshata is also a Director of Venture Capital Catamaran Ventures. He started the company in 2013 with Sunak.