Sundar Pichai was recently made the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. He has been the Google CEO since 2015.
From a two-room apartment in Chennai to a net worth of over $600 million, Pichai has come a long way. His amazing journey is an inspiration for aspiring youth!
Here are a few things you may not know about Sundar Pichai.
The first inspiration
Sundar’s first inspiration is his dad. He was motivated to pursue a course in technology by seeing his dad face work-related challenges that came his way. The knowledge he shared with young Pichai influenced him a lot.
He’s an all-rounder
Pichai was the captain of his school cricket team back in High School.
What he controls at Google
Post the reorganization of Google/Alphabet Inc, he was given control over the business segments of Google. This included maps, Google Play Store, search, Android, ads, YouTube, etc.
He was invited by Microsoft
Rumors regarding Pichai being in negotiation with Microsoft did rounds back in 2014. Apparently, he was to become the 3rd CEO to the tech firm.
He is indispensable
Sundar had the chance of switching to Microsoft but Google offered him $50 million in a year in stocks in order to make him stay.
Walking helps him think better
Pichai is believed to have a habit of taking a walk whenever he has to ponder on important matters or look for solutions. He would walk away in the middle of a meeting and return with amazing solutions.
Making it to Stanford
When Sundar got admitted to the prestigious Stanford University after getting a scholarship, his father used up over a year’s salary from savings for supporting Sundar’s flight charges to the US.
He’s a diplomatic leader
Sundar Pichai is a diplomatic leader. His humble attitude and his ability to put forth his points in a rather soft-spoken manner also come handy in negotiations. He assisted Larry Page and Nikesh Arora (Google CBO) to South Korea in a strategic mission for building Google’s relationship with Samsung. The meeting proved to be a successful one.