Pichai Sundararajan, widely known as Sundar Pichai, was born on July 12, 1972, in Madurai, Tamilnadu. He belonged to a lower-middle-class family.
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Sundar Pichai’s Biography:
Sundar`s father Regunatha Pichai worked as an electrical engineer for the British Conglomerate Company and also ran a factory that produced electrical components. Lakshmi Pichai, his mother used to do the work of a stenographer before having children. Srinivasan Pichai is his younger brother.
He was devoid of the luxury of watching television or traveling by car in his childhood. When he was 12, his father bought a landline phone and for the first time, he became familiar with technology. Moreover, he had an amazing skill of memorizing and remembering numbers. In fact, he could remember all the numbers he dialed.
Sundar Pichai’s Education:
Sundar excelled in studies at school and completed schooling in Jawahar Vidyalaya, affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education. He passed the 12th grade from Vana Vani Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai, India. Therefore, he entered the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, and earned a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Later, he migrated to the US and initially planned to pursue a PhD degree from the prestigious Standford University. However, he dropped the plan and joined Applied Materials at Silicon Valley Semiconductor Maker Company as an engineer and a product manager but he did work there for a very short time.
After that, he decided to complete his M.B.A. from the Wharton School, Pennsylvania.
There he was chosen as Siebel Scholar. As a result, he received a $35000 award for his outstanding academic achievements and demonstrated leadership.
He was also chosen as Palmer Scholar. Palmer Scholarship is a mission to support underrepresented students to overcome financial, cultural and social barriers in their pursuit of higher education.
After that, he completed his M.B.A and was appointed as a management consultant at Mckinsey & Company.
Sundar Pichai’s Wife:
Sundar had to tread uneven roads before making it to the top as the current CEO of Google. He had to struggle with his lonely days as migrant. Therefore, he needed a strong mental support. His former girlfriend and present wife Anjali played a vital role in all his endeavors. Anjali (born on 11 January 1971) is an Indian business person and chemical engineer. Anjali and Sundar finally got married and settled in the US. They started their family there. They are the proud parents of 2 children. At present, the family is residing in Los Altos Hills, California.
|PROFESSION||Businessperson Chemical Engineer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||11th January 1971|
|BIRTHPLACE||Kota, Rajasthan, India|
|CHILDREN||Kavya Pichai & Karan Pichai|
|SIBLING||Amit Haryani (Brother)|
|SALARY||$1 million (approx)|
|NET WORTH||$22 million (approx)|
In 2004 Sundar joined Google. In Google, he led the product management and innovation sector. His efforts to innovate a suite of Google’s client software products including Google Chrome and Chrome OS are remarkable. Meanwhile, Microsoft changed the default search engine on Internet Explorer with their own search engine called Bing. Back in the year 2006, almost everyone used Internet Explorer but Sundar came up with a new response. As a result, his ‘Google’s Tool Bar’ enabled the P.C. makers, install it directly on their P.C .and browser. Later, he started to work on other Google products such as Google Gears, Google packs, etc.
Google’s ‘Tool Bar’ was a huge success and this gave him the idea that Google should develop its own browser. Therefore, he discussed the idea with his seniors and faced a serious objection from the contemporary CEO Eric Schmidt who thought developing a browser would be an expensive and risky venture. However, a determined Sundar convinced Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the co-founders of Google to launch its own browser. After that, Sundar played a key role in the ultimate launch of the browser Google Chrome.
In 2008 Google Chrome proved to be a gigantic success. It started to allow the users directly access the Google search engine. As a consequence, the phenomenal success of Google Chrome made Sundar an internationally known figure. Eventually, Chrome became the No.1 browser in the world surpassing its competitors such as Internet Explorer and Firefox. Chrome facilitated a series of other important products such as Chrome Books, Chrome OS, and Chrome Cast, etc. Therefore, later in 2008, Sundar was promoted to the rank of the Vice President of Product Development. Gradually, he started to appear more often at Google presentations and continued to rise up in the ranks in Google.
In 2012 he became the Senior Vice President of Chrome Apps. After becoming, the senior vice president, Google handed over him the task of Android 1. Andy Rubin was managing it earlier. Actually, the product was designed to offer affordable smartphones in all households worldwide. It invited another 5/6 billion people to the Android World. In 2014 he was again promoted to become the head of products. In time, he became Larry Page`s second-in-command.
Unspectacularly, he had corroborated himself as a public face of Google and became extensively known to be the master of ceremonies for Google’s Annual Developer Conference. No wonder he had attracted a lot of attention of other Tech Giants. Admittedly, Twitter approached him to become the Vice President and later they offered him to become the new CEO of Twitter. Other than that, he was also strongly being considered to succeed Steve Ballmer as the CEO at Microsoft. Though big Tech. Companies approached him, he remained loyal to Google.
In the meantime, Google was preparing its holding company’ Alphabet INC’.Hence, Google surprised the world by announcing` Sundar’ as its new CEO (on 10th August 2015). Therefore, an Indian-born became the CEO of a company that millions across the globe aspire to join.
Now Google is the biggest company under Alphabet. Moreover, Sundar is an all-around, flexible professional who has a keen eye for the product along with its business acumen.
Sundar Pichai’s Salary/Net Worth:
At Google, he receives a salary of more than 1 billion USD every year. His base salary is 2million USD. He also receives bonuses and stock grants. His net worth is estimated around 600million USD.
|NET WORTH||$1.31 billion (approx)|
|NET WORTH IN INDIAN CURRENCY||Rs. 9745 crore|
|SALARY||$220 million (approx)|
|MONTHLY INCOME||$18 Million (approx)|