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IN People ON 13 Feb, 2016
In august 2015 Google announced to the world, the name of the new CEO of their company. He was none other than Chennai native Sundar Pichai.
He has now received restricted shares worth of about $199 million, which makes him the highest-paid CEO in the US.
People are curious to know that what makes Sundar Pichai such a successful man. What are the qualities that he possess that makes him what he is today. He has become the ideal of almost all of those who dream to be a part of a company like google or google itself. He has become an inspiration to a lot of people.
So check this out to get a closer look in Sundar Pichai's life, that will explain how he reached where he is today.
Sundar Pichai was born in Chennai. His proud parents are Lakshmi and Regunathan Pichai. His father was a senior electrical engineer at General Electric and managed a factory. He lived in a two-room apartment in 46th Street 7th Avenue, Chennai.
He is popularly recognized as Sundar Pichai but his birth name is Pichai Sundarajan. He is basically from a middle-class family and his father faced a lot of problems in getting him a proper education.
Pichai's early education was completed from Chennai. He completed his degree from IIT, Kharagpur in metallurgical engineering. He completed his M.S. from Standford University and an MBA from Wharton School of the University, Pennsylvania.
It is said that when he was a child he had a great memorizing power and he was able to remember every dialed number. This intelligence of Pichai is made him the man he is today.
After working in McKinsey as a consultant, Pichai joined Google in the year 2004. His first assignment was to be a part of the team who worked on Google toolbars.
He was the first person who proposed the idea to launch a new web browser, but the idea was rejected initially. It was thought that there is no need for a new browser. Today Chrome is the leading web browser in the world. It replaced explorer by Microsoft.
Sundar Pichai received offers from Twitter and Microsoft, but his loyalty always remained with Google and that's why he is still a part of Google.
Few people know that Sundar Pichai is also a sportsperson. He is a soccer and chess lover but along with that, he also loves to play cricket. He is a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar.
He took over the Android division in 2013 and also became the leader of the android one, Google's attempt to make low-cost smartphones for upcoming 5 billion users coming online.
In August 2015 Pichai was officially introduced to the whole world as the new CEO of Google. He achieved all of this because of his hard work and amazing ideas.
The co-founder of Google Inc. Larry page said that he enjoys working with Sundar Pichai. There were rumors revolving around the world of about differences between Sundar Pichai and Larry Page but after this statement all the rumors came to a halt.
During PM Modi's visit to America, he went to the office of Google and met Sundar Pichai. He seemed to be proud of Pichai for achieving such success and illuminating India's name worldwide.
Even after reaching to such height Sundar Pichai is still very humble and polite to everyone. He don't act all selfish and arrogant but always remains down to earth. This makes him the ideal to showcase google's corporate strategy that is 'don't be evil'. So, this was the inside story of the great CEO of Google Sundar Pichai. Hope you all like it.