Sundar Pichai, a man who hails from a lower middle-class family from a small city in India, has emerged as the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the tech industry.
You might have heard about his lavish lifestyle and $6.8 million house, but his story from nothing to everything is what you MUST read to believe in the true power of hard work, dedication, and persistence.
1. A legend was born:
Pichai Sundararajan, our very own Sundar Pichai was born on July 12, 1972, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2. Very humble background:
In his childhood, he never had the luxury of watching television or travelling by a car.
3. Engineering in the blood:
His father, Raghunath Pichai was an electrical engineer in General Electric, Chennai, India.
4. Early inspiration:
The story shared by his father about the challenges faced by him at work always fascinated and inspired Pichai.
5. First encounter with technology:
The first piece of technology he took in his hand was a land line phone that his father bought when Pichai was 12.
6. Amazingly skilled:
He has always been extraordinarily skillful and could memorize phone numbers easily. He remembered all the numbers he dialled.
7. An all-rounder:
Pichai was equally good in sports; he was also the captain of his high school cricket team.
8. Studied at the best of colleges:
Pichai has studied in many prestigious institutes- He did his graduation from IIT Kharagpur, MS from Stanford University, and his MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
9. Relation with Google:
He joined Google in 2004 and has worked on popular products like Toolbar, Google Gears, Google Pack, and Google’s own browser- Chrome.
10. Announced as the CEO:
He was announced as the CEO of Google in 2015, when their leader, Larry Page, decided to retire from the company.
11. A strong contender:
12. His love story:
Pichai is married to his longtime girlfriend, Anjali Pichai. They both were classmates during their graduation from IIT Kharagpur.
13. His family:
He is a proud father of 2 lovely kids; a daughter and a son.
14. Living the life:
He owns a house in Brooklyn, New York, which is worth $6.8 million. He is now a citizen of US and lives there with his entire family.
15. A well-deserved millionaire:
Pichai has a net worth of a whopping $150 million.
Isn’t this man a perfect example of “started from the bottom now I’m here”?
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