Man behind Google’s most important products: Sundar Pichai

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Earns Over Rs 3.52 Crore Per Day As Salary who had just joined Google in 2004.Wow!Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai had a good 2016. According to a new company filing posted Friday, Pichai’s compensation last year was worth over $199 million. (Most of it was stock, not salary.) That’s nearly double his total compensation in 2015, which was a little over $100 million, according to the filing.Very soon he is going to be billionaire

Sunder Pichai’s story seems straight out of a Bollywood flick, a tale of a boy born without a silver spoon in the mouth going to achieve one of the most coveted positions in the world through sheer hard work.When he was appointed the product head for key Google products like Android, Search, Maps, etc, Bloomberg called Sundar Pichai “the most powerful man in mobile.” And now, the title has become official as Larry Page has handed over the title of Google CEO to the Chennai-born engineer with an eye for product development.

Pichai excelled at school and won a coveted spot at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, where he studied engineering. After graduating, he won an additional scholarship to Stanford University to study materials science and semiconductor physics.Pichai’s father tried to take out a loan to cover the cost of the plane ticket and other expenses. When it didn’t come through in time, he withdrew $1,000 from the family’s savings — more than his annual salary. Upon arriving at Stanford in 1993, he tried to buy a new backpack and “was in an absolute state of shock” to learn it cost $60. He later bought a used one on an online bulletin board. Pichai lived with a host family during his first year and spent much of the time miserably lamenting the absence of his girlfriend, Anjali, who later joined him in the US and is now his wife.

Pichai planned to get a PhD at Stanford and pursue an academic career, but he briefly panicked his parents by dropping out to work as an engineer and product manager at Applied Materials, a Silicon Valley semiconductor maker. After getting an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in 2002 and spending a stint as a consultant at McKinsey, Pichai arrived at the Googleplex on April 1, 2004. On the day of his job interview, Google launched Gmail, the free email service. Pichai says he thought it was one of the company’s famous April Fools’ pranks.

Actually, Sundar Pichai was the top choice for the CEO position of Microsoft according to sources close to the hiring team.

Pichai was the head executive for Google Chrome and Apps and had been a force driving Android integration across the company. He is highly regarded as a leading executive within Google and was rumored to be in the running for leading jobs at Twitter. It was reported that Google paid Pichai $50 million to stay at Google.

And here is the tweet from the Prime minister of india.

Ref:

http://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/Googles-Sundar-Pichai-travelled-in-buses-had-no-television-while-growing-up/articleshow/48437943.cms

 

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