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Richer than the royals: Prospective prime minister's wealth in spotlight

By Karla Adam

24 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Sunak's rise to power has brought his extreme wealth into question. Washington Post explain Sunak is now both one of the wealthiest people in Britain and soon be the most powerful.

LONDON - Rishi Sunak is one of the wealthiest people in Britain and will soon be the most powerful when he becomes prime minister. It will be the first time in history that the residents of Downing Street are richer than those of Buckingham Palace.

Brits are used to being ruled by elites - Boris Johnson was about as elite as they come - but Sunak is not just rich, he is super rich, which has prompted some to ask whether his vast fortune makes him too rich to be prime minister?

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