In a sensational development, Larry Page and Sergey Brin – the co-founders of Google and Alphabet world have published a letter announcing that Google CEO Sundar Pichai will take charge as the new Alphabet CEO.
It should be noted that Sundar Pichai will be the CEO of both Google and Alphabet and will be looking forward to a new challenge. He will be the executive responsible and accountable for operating Google, and managing Alphabet’s investment in the portfolio of Other Bets.
Larry and Sergey also noted that “Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President.” As for their involvement with the companies, they note: “We are deeply committed to Google and Alphabet for the long term, and will remain actively involved as Board members, shareholders and co-founders. In addition, we plan to continue talking with Sundar regularly, especially on topics we’re passionate about!”
Sundar who has been leading Google as Chief Executive Officer since 2015 has worked with Larry and Sergey for over 15 years and both of them have showered praise on Sundar for his “confidence in the value of the Alphabet structure, and the ability it provides us to tackle big challenges through technology.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is famous all across the world for his epic success. From staying in a two-room apartment in Chennai to living in a beautifully designed home in the USA, he has come a long way. He has had quite an interesting journey. His net worth is estimated to be at $1.2 billion. His salary is $199.7 million.
Sundar Pichai declined an extra Rs 405 Crore from Google saying that he is already getting paid enough.
As per Bloomberg, Pichai reportedly turned down the shares just because that he felt his compensation was more than adequate.
The exact amount which he turned down is not so clear, but it is estimated to be about $58 million.
At a staff meeting previously this year, a Google employee asked why the CEO was receiving such a massive paycheck when a number of lower-level workers find it hard to make ends meet in Silicon Valley.
Supposedly, parent company named Alphabet will meet later in this year to look into his compensation and maybe revise some parts of it. But by then, his previous stock rewards will no doubt have been vested already.
Read the Life story of Sundar Pichai, how his girlfriend supported at every difficult stage
Everyone might have known about Sundar Pichai’s success but what not the majority wouldn’t know is his love story. Let’s take a glimpse of the finest and world’s most successful men and his wife’s love story which is indeed heart-warming.
Sundar Pichai’s love story is so heart-touching! Sundar Pichai fell in love with his wife Anjali back in college days. During those days, Sundar had really nothing as he lived in a small flat with no TV or cars. Sundar and Anjali started dating each other when they were studying in IIT Kharagpur.
In the final year of their engineering, Sundar asked Anjali for marriage, without second thoughts, she said yes. The highlight of this story was Anjali knew about Sundar and his whereabouts and she still went ahead with her relationship. In an age where money matters a lot in a relationship these days, this love story is truly inspirational.
The only difficulty the couple ever had was to get to communicate with each other since there were ‘no smartphones back then’. In an interview to a news agency, Sundar said he had to ask a girl to go to the girl’s hostel and then request her to call Anjali.
And the girls in the hostel would usually ‘shout out loud’ that Sundar is here to meet Anjali which back then was actually embarrassing. Their memorable love meetings and those talks went on for a while.
After they both had done with college, Sundar left for the USA to pursue his Master’s degree and Anjali stayed back. Sundar then got a job and was paid a good salary. That is when he made up his mind that it was time to marry Anjali since he had a secure job.
Sundar being the classy gentleman that he really is, asked her parents if he could marry their daughter Anjali to live a peaceful life. Soon they got married and started living together in the USA. When Sundar was plying his trade for Google, he had got some gigantic offers from Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter. While he was willing to take these offers, it was Anjali who told him to turn down these offers and told him to continue with Google.
Today, he is CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Google, the highest-ranking executive in a company or organisation, earning 3.5 crore rupees per day. He is playing an important role in running the business. His role is to make major corporate decisions, managing the whole operations as well as the resources of the company.
Sundar Pichai has done metallurgical engineering from IIT Kharagpur and has done MBA from material science from Wharton school of the University of Pennsylvania and he did M.S from Stanford University. Today, he is a recognised personality in the tech world.