The unexpected announcement of Google restructuring ascended the name of Sundar Pichai to the zenith of fame. The career take off of" timid and helpful" Indian to the top of the Internet Corporation with $ 66-billion revenue and $ 16-billion profit will become one of the most prominent success stories in the technology sector.
Sundar Pichai Net Worth - $150 Million
Birth Name - Pichai Sundararajan
Date of birth - July 12, 1972
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality - American-Indian
Height - 6′ 3″
Profession - Business executive, Businessperson
Co-founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to hand over the reins of corporation to Sundar Pichai, because they enjoyed the process of working with him. Moreover, Sundar Pichai Google founders managed to impress his loyalty to the company by vision for the development and success of the previous director of Google.
Sundar Pichai has become the second Indian to head the US technology company "Big Three." In 2014, 46-year-old representative of India Satya Nadella replaced the head of Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and changed the course in the direction of mobile and cloud technologies.
Another Indian's progress to the top of the giant company will inspire millions of young people and show that the evolution of the "bookworm" to the position of influential boss isn't accident. Sundar Pichai's life story will serve as a spectacular example of the embodiment of American dream.
In his school years, Sundar Pichai didn't have a separate room. He had to sleep in the living room with his younger brother. It is noteworthy that he was not considered the best student with the third in the ranking of performance, but obviously the most dedicated and diligent one. School friends claim: "He tried to keep a smile on his face, and was one of those who are called" bookworms ". We never would have thought that this shy boy would ever be able to become the head of a large company. It is a great honor and pride for us that one of our courtyards became the leader of a huge corporation ".
Sundar Pichai flight to the United States laid a heavy burden on the shoulders of his family. Father could not take credit for the purchase of the ticket, and he had to set aside $ 1,000 of household savings. "My father and mother did what many parents could at the time. They donated greater proportion of their savings to their son for receiving a good education, "- says Pichai.
After completing his studies in 2002 and a little work as a consultant at McKinsey, Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004. He was entrusted with the browser-based direction.
In 2005, Sundar Pichai team released a toolbar for Firefox. And in 2008, he overviewed the launch of the browser Google Chrome, after which he was appointed vice president of Google. Later Pichai was responsible for developing the operating system Chrome OS, Google Drive cloud storage and mobile platform Android.
In 2011, the owners of Google revealed that Sundar Pichai got financial stake from the company at the sum of $50 million. His net worth is estimated at the same figures today. Sundar Pichai is one of the richest and politically correct executives at the top of the technology industry in comparison with other arrogant and conceited CEO.
One thing is clear: this man will serve a great example for young people. His life is the proof of the fact that even being the immigrant without starting capital, you can achieve success through your talents and efforts.