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.
Pichai Sundararajan, our very own Sundar Pichai was born on July 12, 1972, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
In his childhood, he never had the luxury of watching television or travelling by a car.
His father, Raghunath Pichai was an electrical engineer in General Electric, Chennai, India.
The story shared by his father about the challenges faced by him at work always fascinated and inspired Pichai.
The first piece of technology he took in his hand was a land line phone that his father bought when Pichai was 12.
He has always been extraordinarily skillful and could memorize phone numbers easily. He remembered all the numbers he dialled.
Pichai was equally good in sports; he was also the captain of his high school cricket team.
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.
He joined Google in 2004 and has worked on popular products like Toolbar, Google Gears, Google Pack, and Google's own browser- Chrome.
He was announced as the CEO of Google in 2015, when their leader, Larry Page, decided to retire from the company.
Pichai was also a running contender for the post of Microsoft's new CEO, which eventually went to Satya Nadella.
Pichai is married to his longtime girlfriend, Anjali Pichai. They both were classmates during their graduation from IIT Kharagpur.
He is a proud father of 2 lovely kids; a daughter and a son.
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.
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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