Sunder Pichai, an Indian genius who attained the peak position in the tech world by becoming the CEO of the IT giant, Google. Here are some very interesting facts about Sundar Pichai, which will amaze you for sure:
1. Humble Beginning
This genius was born in Chennai, India to a middle-class family and didn’t even own a car or television during his childhood.
2. An Engineer Who Pioneered In The IT Sector
He did his engineering in Metallurgy, which has no relation to IT and even had to quit one of his jobs as an engineer. However, his move to do an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania changed his fortunes.
3. An Icon Of The Indian Diaspora
Sundar has joined the list of elite Indians like Indira Nooyi (Pepsi), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Francisco D’Souza (Cognizant), Shantanu Narayen (Adobe), and Surya Mohapatra (Quest Diagnostics), who has led world’s top companies.
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4. Think Tank Behind Google Chrome!
On his arrival at Google in 2004, Pichai suggested the idea of a new browser. Earlier, the idea was not taken seriously, but now, it has proved to be the leading web browser in the world.
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5. A Loyal Googler!
He received various offers from multinational giants like Microsoft and Twitter, but he stayed with Google.
6. The Mastermind Of Google Drive!
He has been regarded as the backbone behind the creation of Google Drive, the Gmail app, and Google video code.
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He has been the right-hand of Larry Page for a long time. He was the driving force behind convincing WhatsApp founder Jan Koum not to sell to Facebook (later, it was sold to Facebook) and had also convinced Nest’s Tony Fadell to merge his company with Google.
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8. Revolutionized The Smartphone Market
His exceptional leadership in developing new versions of the Android mobile operating system including Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Lollipop, captured 65% of America’s smartphone market.
9. Exceptional Memory!
He owns a sharp brain as he has an extraordinary numerical recalling ability and can easily remember any number dialed.
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Due to his managing abilities and staff friendly attribute, he is considered one of the most popular bosses at Google.
11. Sports Freak
Although he has to live in a sophisticated multinational mode, he was a sports freak during his school times and loved to play Soccer, Chess, Cricket.
12. Can You Imagine His Salary!
That’s a whopping $50 million, or you can say ₹310 crores per annum.