12 Interesting Facts About Sundar Pichai

Sunder Pichai, India’s rising star has attained the peak position in tech world by becoming the CEO of the multinational giant, Google. Here are some very interesting facts about Sundar Pichai which will amaze you for sure!

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1. Humble beginning

This genius was born in Chennai, India to a middle class family and didn’t even own a car or a television during his childhood.
Source: rediff.com

2. Mismatch studies

He did his engineering in Metallurgy, which has no relation with IT, and even dropped out of work as an engineer. But his move to do MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, changed his fortunes.
Source: Wikipedia

3. Another Indian star in American sky

Sundar_PichaiSundar has joined an elite list of Indians who lead world companies like Indira Nooyi (Pepsi), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Francisco D’Souza (Cognizant), Shantanu Narayen (Adobe), Surya Mohapatra (Quest Diagnostics) etc.
Source: folomojo.com, image: wikipedia.org

4. Think tank behind Google Chrome

sundar pichaiOn his arrival at Google in 2004, Pichai suggested the idea of a new browser. The idea was not taken seriously earlier, but now it has proved to be the leading web browser in the world.
Source: gizbot.com, image: wheelsandchips.com

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5. Nothing could lure him away from Google

He received various offers from multinational giants like Microsoft and Twitter, but he stayed with Google.
Source: inc.com

6. Inputs to Google

sundar pichaiHe has been regarded as the backbone behind the creation of Google Drive, the Gmail app and Google video code.
Source: inc.com, image: economictimes.indiatimes.com

7. Larry’s Right hand

sundar pichai with larry pageHe has been the right-hand of Larry Page for a long lime. He is the driving force behind convincing WhatsApp founder Jan Koum not to sell to Facebook (later it was sold to Facebook), and also convinced Nest’s Tony Fadell to merge his company with Google.
Source: inc.ocm, image: techspot.com

8. Bragging rights for CEO

His exceptional leadership in developing 3 new versions of the Android mobile operating system, Jelly Bean, KitKat and the latest, Lollipop, captured 65% of the America’s smartphone market.
Source: Washingtonpost.com

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9. Exceptional remembrance

sundar-pichai-He owns a sharp-brain as he has an extraordinary numerical recalling ability and can easily remember any number dialed.
Source: inc.com, image: techtimes.com

10. Popular boss

Due to his managing abilities, down-to-earth and staff friendly nature, he is one of the most popular bosses at Google.
Source: rediff.com

11. Sports freak

Now, he has to live in a sophisticated multinational mode, but he was a sports freak during his school times as he was a soccer and chess lover, but even more a cricket fan.
Source: rediff.com

12. Salary

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Can you imagine what is Sundar Pichai’s annual salary. That’s a whooping $ 50 million or you can say Rupees 310 crores per annum.
Source: businesstoday.in

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