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Do You Know How Sundar Pichai Became CEO of Google?

The year 2015 became a proud moment for the Indian community when an Indian-born became the CEO of a company that rules across the globe today.  But do you know how he became the CEO of Google? Read on...


Commonly known to us as Sundar Pichai (original name Pichai Sundararajan) was born on 12th July 1972 in Madurai and brought up in Madras (present-day Chennai). His father was an electrical engineer in the company named GEC, whereas his mother was a housewife. They were living in a two-room apartment on rent. Sundar Pichai has one sibling name Srinivasan Pichai.



Pichai belonged to a middle-class family that never experienced the luxury of watching television or traveling by car.
Before moving to IIT Kharagpur to get an education in Metallurgical Engineering, he completed his secondary and higher secondary schooling from the Chennai Board of Secondary Education. With the help of a scholarship that he received, he went ahead to pursue a Master's in Engineering and Material Science at Stanford University. Pichai's financial situation was so poor that his father had borrowed loans to cover up his travel and other necessary expenses.

From childhood, Pichai had a sharp memory and was attracted to technology. His interest in technology led him to get success.

He started his career as an Engineer with the company Applied Materials and then as a Management Consultant with Mckinsey & company.
In 2004, Pichai joined Google as it's Vice President of product management. His tremendous contribution and his innovative efforts helped him to become what he is today. The most important man in Google.
He along with his team got successful in creating software products like Google Chrome, Google Operating System (OS), and Google Drive that helped Google to gain popularity again. It was that era where Firefox was ruling as the default browser. In 2008, Pichai got successful in introducing Google chrome that is being recognized as the best ever browser and almost all the computers and mobile phones are using it as a default browser.

As his work started getting recognition from the founders, his responsibility too started increasing. It was after success with Chrome that Pichai gradually started appearing at Google's media and developer events.

In less than 15 years of joining Google, Pichai's work helped Google to grow. In 2015 he rose to become the CEO of Google. By that time, the entire world recognized his intelligence. Many companies tried to take him. Twitter is one of them but in the end, Pichai declined the offer and chose to stay with Google.
In December 2019, Pichai took over as the CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google,  replacing Larry Page, who stepped down.

Apart from Pichai's professional life, which makes him so famous and adorable by people from all over the world is about his love life. He met with a girl during his college days at IIT Kharagpur, they both were so much in love that even a distance couldn't apart them. When Pichai had gone to the U.S. they both were out of contact for almost 6 months. His girlfriend and current wife always supported him and rightly advised in complicated situations. There was one time when Pichai wanted to resign from Google, but it was she who advised him not to leave. And the effect of that advice we all can see today.

Talking about his struggle, In an interview with the New York Times, he had said: "There was a simplicity to my life, compared to today's world."
Definitely, he has seen and learned a lot from his hard days in life that made him what he is today.

At present Sundar Pichai is 47 Years old and as per Foxnews, Google CEO Sundar Pichai made an eye-popping $470 million last year.  If you do the math based on a standard 40-hour workweek, Pichai earned $225,961 per hour in 2018.
The estimated Net Worth of Sundar Pichai is at least $917 Million dollars. Pichai owns over 4,872 units of Alphabet stock worth over $93,047,744 and over the last 4 years, he sold Google stock worth over $822,471,200.

Pichai is considered as soft-spoken and an adept problem solver without ruffling any feathers. It is his intelligence and leadership qualities to take and work along with his team lead him to recognize and rose fame and made him the most important part of Google.
Sundar Pichai is relentlessly working hard to bring out many more innovative solutions to the public. And yet he is about to impress us more with his smart work and intelligence.

Hope you liked his success story. Share your views in the comment box. Happy Day! Success is Trending.


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