Rishi Sunak was born in Southampton to Indian parents who had emigrated from East Africa. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University, and then went on to work as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.
Sunak entered politics in 2015, when he was elected as the Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks). He was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government in 2018, and then Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2019.
Sunak was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2020, following the resignation of Sajid Javid. He is the first person of Indian origin to hold this position.
Sunak has implemented a number of policies as Chancellor, including a furlough scheme to protect jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a cut to fuel duty. He has also been responsible for setting the UK's budget.
Sunak is a popular figure among Conservative Party members. However, he has faced some challenges, such as criticism for his handling of the cost of living crisis.
Sunak's legacy will depend on how he is judged by history. He is a young and ambitious politician who has the potential to make a significant impact on British politics.