Rishi Sunak’s wealth: how do they compare to other world leaders?
As former UK treasurer Rishi Sunak prepares from Liz Truss to become Britain’s next prime minister, he will now be the country’s first black prime minister and at 42, the youngest in 200 five.
He’s also rich. According to the Sunday Times Rich List estimated to be worth about $1.1 billion Canadian (£730 million), he and his wife are worth nearly twice as much as Queen Elizabeth II, who is estimated by Forbes to be personally worth about 657 million Canadian dollars.
Sunak originally made his fortune through a job at investment bank Goldman Sachs as a hedge fund manager in the US, where he met his wife, Akshata Murty. Murty is the daughter of the billionaire founder of Indian tech giant Infosys and has a huge stake in the company, and most of Sunak’s fortune is tied to his wife.
The future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom also has a portfolio of four properties worth over 23 million Canadian dollars spread across the globe, according to The Guardian.
Sunak’s wealth has previously made headlines in Downing Street, especially in April, when it was reported that Murty had not paid UK tax on her overseas earnings. The practice is legal, but it has come under criticism at a time when Sunak is raising taxes as treasurer.
Currently one of the richest leaders in the world, how does he compare to the popular leaders of other countries? Here are their estimated values:
CANADA: PM JUSTIN TRUDEAU DESERVE $1.2 MILLION
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party leadership campaign in 2013 revealed to Citizens of Ottawa that his personal fortune was worth CAD 1.2 million.
Much of this was inherited from his family; His fortune dates back to the 1920s. Charles-Émile Trudeau, his grandfather was a lawyer and businessman who built his fortune by building gas stations in the Montreal area and investing in various mining and real estate projects. Some of the money that Justin’s father, Pierre Elliott, inherited from his father was eventually given to Justin and his brothers. Details about Trudeau’s exact inheritance are still unclear.
Trudeau receives an estimated annual salary of CAD 368,400 as prime minister of Canada. This includes a base income of $189,500 for his position as Prime Minister and an additional $178,900 for his work as a Papineau member of parliament. In addition, he receives a car allowance of $2,000 a year.
Although their methodology was not disclosed, Trudeau is estimated to be worth around $10 million Canadian dollars, according to the Celebrity Net Worth website.
USA: 10.9 MILLION USD BEAUTY BIDDING PRESIDENT
According to Forbes estimates, US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill have a combined net worth of US$10.9 million. Often calling himself “middle-class Joe,” throughout his political career, reports suggest the couple’s fortune has been relatively amassed during Biden’s tenure as vice president. president and president.
According to tax filings and financial statements made public by the Biden campaign and posted on the campaign’s website, the couple’s wealth comes primarily from book royalties and speaking engagements.
He currently has at least $950,000 in cash and two homes totaling more than $5.5 million CAD (net debt), according to Forbes.
AUSTRALIA: PM ANTHONY ALBANESE UP TO 6.8 MILLION USD
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s exact net worth is not disclosed by his government, although it is widely known in the country that he comes from a humble background as the only child of a single mother.
He has been criticized recently due to his real estate portfolio being worth $6.8 million, according to the Daily Mail and News.com.
According to property records obtained by the Daily Mail, he owns several investment properties in Sydney and Canberra; most of which is worth millions of dollars alone.
RUSSIA: VLADIMIR PUTIN’S WORK IS SURPRISE
According to Fortune Magazine, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, who claims a salary of only $140,000/year, is often suspected of being one of the richest people on the planet.
The Kremlin maintains that Putin earns a small income and lives in an 830-square-foot apartment, but political experts often raise concerns about the validity of these assertions.
According to published reports, he is rumored to own or have access to a massive palace and a yacht worth 137 CAD. CTV News was unable to verify Putin’s connection to the palace or yacht.
Stanislav Belkovsky, a Russian political analyst who previously advised the Kremlin but now advises the opposition, estimates Putin’s personal fortune to be worth $95.8 billion.
A vocal critic of the Kremlin before becoming one of the biggest investors in Russia, financier Bill Browder testified before the US Congress in 2017 that he thought Putin was worth $274 billion. Canada, according to prepared remarks by The Atlantic.
UKRAINE: VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY CHEAP $27 MILLION
According to Forbes.
His main fortune is estimated to be 25% ownership in Kvartal 95, a conglomerate specializing in the production of comedy shows, which he gave to his partners after being elected president but is likely to claim back. after leaving office, Forbes reported.
Zelensky played a Ukrainian high school teacher elected president in the popular political comedy ‘Servant of the People’, created and owned by Kvartal 95.
In March, Netflix, which had previously streamed the show from 2017 to 2021, acquired the rights again. Forbes Ukraine estimates Zelensky’s ownership to be worth CAD 15 million with annual sales of CAD 41 million.
With files from the Associated Press and CNN