Pichai Sundararajan, known to the world as CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai. He assumed this important role on 2nd October 2015. Let’s find out how much is Sundar Pichai’s net worth in 2018.
Born on July 12, 1972, Pichai is one of two sons of Lakshmi and Regunatha Pichai. Growing up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Pichai attended Jawahar Vidyalaya and Vana Vani school before proceeding to study in the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where he studied metallurgical engineering.
He also holds an M.S. from Stanford and an MBA from Wharton.
In these institutes, he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar respectively.
He is married to Anjali Pichai, and they have two children together.
Pichai had initially planned to pursue an academic line. However, he soon dropped the idea and began to work for Applied Materials in the product management department.
After he completed his MBA, he began to work for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant.
He eventually joined Google in 2004, where he began his career as a part of a team who worked on Google’s search toolbar. He also worked on products like Google Gear and Google Pack.
Pichai had the idea of establishing Google’s own browser and worked relentlessly towards it before it was finally launched in 2008. Google Chrome was a roaring success, and this was Pichai’s first step to international fame.
In the same year, Pichai was promoted to the position of Vice President of Product Development. His steady rise through the ranks increased, and he went on to become the Senior Vice President of Chrome and apps in 2012.
After Andy Rubin, who was the creator of Android left Google, Pichai was promoted to head the Android department as well. After stellar performances, he was further promoted to become Product Chief in 2014.
In addition to all this, Sundar was also the Director of Jive Software from 2011-2013.
On 10 August 2015, Pichai was selected to become the next CEO of Google. He stepped into the role when Alphabet Inc. was formed as the holding Company for Google.
Interestingly, in 2015, Sundar had also been a contender for the position of CEO of Microsoft. However, the job was given to Satya Nadella.
Awards and Achievements
One of Sundar Pichai’s biggest achievements is to be the creator and the founder of Google Chrome. It is a staple in all computers all around the world, outshining browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Net Worth of Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai has a net worth of a staggering $1.3 billion. Most of this is because of the shares that he holds in Google. It is reported that when he became CEO, he was handed 273,328 shares. In 2016, it is public record that he received a salary of $200 million.
Sundar Pichai has risen through the ranks in Google as a result of his hard work and perseverance. His becoming CEO is a well-deserved accolade after years of working in the bowels of Google. He utilises his vast wealth in creating a better world. His philanthropic efforts are numerous. Google has invested in various charities, one of the most well-known being its partnership with Goodwill, where Google has provided the latter with a $10 million grant. One of Pichai’s and Google’s primary initiatives is to create a world where everyone enjoys equal opportunities.
It is indeed inspiring to see the story of a boy from Chennai who grew up to become the CEO of one of the biggest Companies in the world.