Rishi Sunak tops the race to become the next UK Prime Minister

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After Boris Johnson's quit the race, Rishi Sunak's path to become the Prime Minister of Britain seems to have been cleared.

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Sunak, a 42-year-old former finance minister, is on course to become Britain's third prime minister in less than two months.

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Sunak has been tasked with bringing stability to a country suffering from years of political and economic turmoil.

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Announcing his candidacy to lead the Conservative Party and also become Prime Minister, Sunak said that

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the United Kingdom is a great country but we are suffering from a dire economic situation.

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This year, Sunak and wife Akshata Murthy were named in the Sunday Times UK's 250 Richest List. His net worth is estimated at £730 million ($826 million).

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Sunak, educated at Winchester College, Oxford and Stanford universities, faced criticism for being elitist. He has worked for banks and hedge funds, including Goldman Sachs.

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