In the midst of the economic crisis, the finance minister is among the rich

Sunak, 42, and his wife Akshata Murti, daughter of billionaire co-founder of Indian tech group InfosysShe is worth an estimated 730 million pounds ($910 million), according to the Sunday Times’ annual ranking of the country’s 1,000 richest people, released on Friday.

The couple ranked 222 on the listIt was led by brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja, owners of the Hinduja conglomerate (£28.47bn), inventor James Dyson (£23bn), and entrepreneurs David and Simon Reuben (£22.27bn).

Al-Sinak, who until recently was considered a favorite by the Conservatives to replace the Prime Minister Boris JohnsonIn April, he found himself at the center of a scandal that dealt a serious blow to his reputation.

This centered around his wealthy wife’s privileged tax status, which allowed him to save millions in taxes, and the US residence permit he had for the minister until last year.

After the information was revealed, Morty renounced her “non-UK resident” status which, although she lived in London, allowed her to avoid paying taxes on her foreign income.

Finally, having been cleared of any breach of ministerial code of conduct, Sunak remains the target of criticism, accused of not doing enough to help the most disadvantaged families cope with hyperinflation, at 9% in April, a record in 40 years.

The minister warned this week that Britons were facing “difficult” months and stressed that the government could not “fully protect the people” from the international economic environment.

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