12 Lesser-Known Facts About Sundar Pichai, CEO Of Google
There are some Indians who may not have been residing in India but they are making the country proud by their actions and achievements. Sundar Pichai is one of them and in this article, we are going to tell you some interesting facts about him:
1. Sundar Pichai is an Indian American business executive who is presently working as the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Alphabet Inc. and also of its subsidiary Google LLC.
His family & schooling:
2. His original name is Pichai Sundararajan and he was born in the city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. While Sundar’s father Regunatha Pichai was an electrical engineer in General Electric Company, his mother Lakshmi worked as a stenographer. He also has a brother named Srinivasan Pichai.
3. Sundar’s schooling got completed from Jawahar Vidyalaya, a CBSE school in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. He went to Vana Vani School at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, for completing his class XII.
4. He is a metallurgical engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) and also MS in material sciences and engineering from Stanford University. Sundar also holds a management degree from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
5. When Sundar got the scholarship at Stanford University, the amount that his father withdrew from the savings for flying Sundar to the USA was more than his annual income.
Sundar Pichai’s career:
6. Before joining Google in 2004, Sundar Pichai also worked in Applied Materials and McKinsey & Company. His main responsibility after joining Google was to lead product management in Google OS and Chrome. He also looked into the operations of Google Drive, Gmail and Google maps.
7. In 2011, Sundar Pichai made headlines as there was news that he may join Twitter and replace Jason Goldman. However, he decided to stay with Google.
8. There was a time when he was going to leave Google for joining Microsoft. But Google managed to retain him by promising him $50 million a year in stocks. Sundar Pichai’s net worth is around $1.21 Billion at the moment.
9. Sundar Pichai may have been appointed the CEO in December 2019 but he was managing Google’s day-to-day operations since 2014.
10. His interest in technology can be a result of the talks that he had with his father in young days. His father had to save for three years to buy a scooter but he ensured that his sons get the best education.
11. Colleagues of Sundar Pichai revealed that he has a habit of walking whenever he is thinking something. In fact many times he walks out of meetings and returns with a solution of the problem that was getting discussed.
Sundar Pichai’s married life:
12. He is married to Anjali whom he met in his engineering days at IIT Kharagpur. The beautiful couple is enjoying a great life and has two kids.
We wish that Sundar Pichai achieves all he ever dreamed of and climbs even higher on the ladder of success.
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