CEO Today Top 50 – Sundar Pichai

CEO Today Top 50

Name: Sundar Pichai

Net worth: Approx. $1.3 billion Executive pay: $226 million

Company: Microsoft

Bio: Sundar Pichai, born on June 10, 1972, is a prominent Indian-American business leader. He currently serves as the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary, Google. At an early age Pichai displayed an interest in technology and an extraordinary memory, especially for telephone numbers. Pichai commenced his professional journey as a materials engineer. After a brief period at the management consulting company McKinsey & Co., Pichai became a part of Google in 2004. In his role, he spearheaded the product management and innovation initiatives for various client software products of Google, such as Google Chrome, ChromeOS, and played a significant role in the development of Google Drive.

He earned an M.S. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

Quote:Wear your failure as a badge of honour.” “If you don’t fail sometimes, you are not being ambitious enough.” – Sundar Pichai

CEO Fact: Pichai is wedded to Anjali Pichai (formerly Haryani) and has two kids. Anjali hails from Kota, India. They grew close while pursuing their studies at IIT Kharagpur. His leisure pursuits involve cricket and football. He resides in Los Altos Hills, California.

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