Rahul Gandhi is an Indian politician and the president of the Indian National Congress party in India. He is a Member of Parliament of the Lok Sabha representing the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
He comes from the Nehru-Gandhi family who has played a significant role in the political history of India. His great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India, his grandmother Indira Gandhi was the first women Prime Minister of India and his father Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Prime Minister to be sworn into office.
In this article, we will discuss Rahul Gandhi earnings, income, net worth etc.
Rahul Gandhi Early Life
Rahul Gandhi is the son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, who’s also a politician. He attended St Columba and Doon School for schooling, before being homeschooled for security reasons. He joined St Stephen’s College for graduation and then moved to Harvard University in the USA.
Mr Gandhi studied in the Rollins College for his B.A. under a pseudonym due to security issues after his father was assassinated in 1991. He further went on to get an M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge.
He then worked with a management consulting firm in London and was one of the directors of a Mumbai based technology outsourcing company. Rahul Gandhi earnings include properties and assets gained from those jobs.
Rahul Gandhi joined Congress Party in 2004 by announcing he would contest in the Lok Sabha elections which came as a surprise to many. He won that year from Amethi, which was his father’s constituency and has won there in every election since and was appointed President of Indian Youth Congress in 2007.
RAHUL GANDHI EARNINGS 2020: Rs 15 CRORES
Rahul Gandhi NetWorth And Earnings
The Congress party President recently filed an affidavit declaring his assets while submitting his nomination for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Rahul Gandhi earnings and net worth are all due to these assets, which are described below.
Gandhi declared movable assets worth Rs. 5.8 crores and he also declared immovable assets worth Rs. 10.08 crores.
He has Rs. 40 thousand as cash in hand and has around Rs. 18 lakhs in different banks as deposits. The Congress supremo has investments worth around Rs. 6 crores in various bonds, shares and debentures in various companies in mutual funds. Gandhi’s assets also included over 333 grams of gold.
According to Business Today, Mr Gandhi continues to own an inherited farm with his sister Priyanka in Sultanpur village in Delhi worth Rs. 1.3 crores. He is also the owner of two office spaces in Gurugram, Haryana which are worth Rs. 8.7 crores combined.
The affidavit also shows that his income for the year 2017-18 was Rs 1.11 crores which he says has come from rental income, his MP’s salary of Rs. 1 lakh per month, royalty income, interest from bonds and dividends and capital gain from mutual funds.
Rahul Gandhi House and Cars
Rahul Gandhi houses include just a single house in Tughlaq lane in Delhi where he lives all by himself. He does not own any cars due to security reasons.
Being a former Prime Minister’s son, he is protected by the Special Protection Group (SPG), an armed force of the Union to protect Prime Ministers and their family. So Gandhi travels in SPG cars whenever he is travelling somewhere. However, according to government records, Rahul Gandhi does not own any car.
Gandhi’s affidavit also shows that he owes Rs. 72 lakh as loans to various banks and institutions out of which he owes Rs. 5 lakhs to his mother Sonia Gandhi as a personal loan.
All of these above assets make up Rahul Gandhi earnings of around Rs. 16 crores. His last affidavit before Lok Sabha 2014 showed his assets to be worth Rs. 9.4 crores so Rahul Gandhi earnings and net worth has increased substantially in the past 5 years.
Rahul Gandhi is one of the most well-known politicians in the country, being from the most historically significant political family in India, post-independence. He is very active on social media and interacts with both other politicians and the general public via his social media channels.
He has been promoted by the Congress party as the face of the youth. Gandhi is unmarried and hinted in 2013 that he will probably never get married. He is a big proponent of woman’s rights and backed the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Parliament. He also backed the repeal of Section 377 of the IPC and the decriminalization of homosexuality in India.
Gandhi is going to stand in the Lok Sabha elections for the 4th time in his political career and this time in 2019 he has announced his candidacy from not one, but two constituencies. In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi will be a candidate from both Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh and the Wayanad constituency in Kerala.