Boris Johnson appears to be overlooking the fact that his government just hiked taxes to their highest levels in 70 years.
George Eustice also said the millionaire is "grounded" and has "the ability to empathise".
His response prompted Kay Burley to ask: "Are you so out of touch as a government?"
Akshata Murty does not pay tax on her overseas earnings thanks to her Indian citizenship.
Rishi Sunak has been urged to impose a one-off levy on their bumper profits as bills soar.
Prime Minister and Chancellor "fully committed" to hike despite Tory MPs' unrest
“I don’t want people to think I would do anything to get out of paying what I should be paying.”
The prime minister was urged to scrap the £12 billion a year increase amid concerns for those struggling with the cost of living.
Christopher Chope was one of five Conservative rebels to vote against the plan.