An executive who earns £200,000 a year with her husband has caused uproar after claiming they are struggling to get by. Nisha Sharma, 45, lives in a £700,000 house in Croydon with Ashish, 49, and their four-year-old daughter.
‘In theory, with our household income, we are in the top 5% of the UK population and yet it does not feel that way,’ she told the Financial Times.
‘If you’re earning millions of pounds, then you’re OK – and at the other end of the spectrum you get everything paid for. We are caught in the middle where we are paying for everything.’ One commenter on the Financial Times’ article, by the alias Inequal7, writes:
The maths ruins the story. Gross [income] = £200k Net annual = £130k Net monthly = £10,800 One child’s school fees = £15,000 (generous, given her child is four) One mortgage on a £700k house, 10% deposit at 3% = £3,000 (generous, given interest rate is possible at 1.5%) So even with that there is £6,600 per month left Say £600 for bills… which leaves £6,000 a month. Even in London this is enough to live on.
Trust Twitter, users also came for the woman..