15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai

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:

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:

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:

3. Engineering in the blood:

His father, Raghunath Pichai was an electrical engineer in General Electric, Chennai, India.

4. Early inspiration:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

11. A strong contender:

Pichai was also a running contender for the post of Microsoft’s new CEO, which eventually went to Satya Nadella.

12. His love story:

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:

13. His family:

He is a proud father of 2 lovely kids; a daughter and a son.

14. Living the life:

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:

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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