Who is Sundar Pichai and what is his net worth in 2018? Sundar Pichai is an American business executive who is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Google. He is of Indian descent and previously holds the position of Product Chief in Google. He became the CEO of Google Inc. in October 2015. He started his career by working in various other companies. He joined Google in 2004 and has been associated with the company for 13 years. He was also a contender for the CEO of Microsoft in 2014. He is also a scholar and has been named as a Palmer Scholar and a Siebel Scholar.
The full name of Sundar Pichai is Pichai Sundararajan. He was born on July 12, 1972, in Madurai, the state of Tamil Nadu in India. He is of Tamilian background and his parents are Raghunatha Pichai and Laksmi Pichai. He was born in a middle-class family and was raised in an apartment with two rooms in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. He went to Jawahar Vidyalaya School in Chennai completed his higher secondary school from Vana Vani School in IIM, Madras. During his school, he used to be the captain of his school cricket team.
He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur with Metallurgical Engineering. He also has got his Master of Science degree from Stanford University. Apart from that, he also has got an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In the beginning, he used to work at ‘Applied Materials’ in the capacity of product management and engineering. It was then followed by working as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Sundar Pichai is married to Anjali Pichai. The couple has got two children and they reside in Los Altos Hills. He is a fan of FC Barcelona and watches every game of the club.
In 2004, Sundar Pichai joined Google. He was assigned in product management for Google’s client software products like Chrome OS and Google Chrome. He was also responsible for innovation efforts in the products including Google Drive. His dedication led him to see other Google products like Google Maps and Gmail. In November 2009, his demonstration on Chrome OS let to the release of Chromebook. It was officially released in 2012. He introduced the new video format WebM by open sourcing the codec VP8.
Pichai introduced Android to the Google’s product list in 2013. In October 2015, he took charge as the new CEO of Google. He was suggested to be the CEO of Microsoft in 2014, but it went to Satya Nadella who too is of Indian community. In 2013, he was made the in-charge of Android by the creator of Android, Andy Rubin. In 2016, Pichai was awarded 273,328 shares worth $199 million of Google’s company Alphabet Inc. His shareholding then peaked to $650 million.
Sundar Pichai has made several accomplishments in his career. For his contribution, he was awarded the Padma Shri Award (India’s fourth highest civilian honor) in 2017. In 2016, he was also given the ‘Global Indian of the Year’ award by Economic Times. His award was received by Rajan Anandan, Head of Google India.
Net Worth of Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai has held several designations. However, he has been dedicated with Google Inc. for 13 years and has the company develop various other products. He is the mastermind behind the official browser of Google ‘Chrome. He has been receiving various stocks since his association with Google. By doing so, he has made good accumulation of his wealth. Sundar Pichai’s net worth is an estimated $1.6 billion. In 2015, his net worth was an estimated $650 million. He received stock awards worth $99.8 million in 2015 and in 2016 it doubled to $198.7 million. His annual income is $220 million. He has made the stock price of Google to increase to 22% in the last 2 years.
Sundar Pichai is best known for the launch of Chrome Browser. He is one of the most successful and highest rated CEO. He is an ardent cricket fan and loves watching football. He is very good in memorizing numbers and is very friendly in nature.