Sundar Pichai Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai is a business executive and has been the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of GOOGLE. After joining Google in 2004, Pichai rose to prominence as the CEO of the company in 2015.

Wiki/Biography

Pichai was born on July 12, 1972 (Age: 46 years, as in 2018) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Since childhood, he was a brilliant student. His father, Regunatha Pichai was an electrical engineer at GEC (A British Conglomerate) and his mother, Lakshmi was a stenographer. He grew up in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar, Chennai.

Physical Appearance

  • Height: 180 cm or 5′ 11″
  • Weight: 70 kg or 154 lbs
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black

Sundar Pichai photo

Family

He was born to Regunatha Pichai and Lakshmi Pichai.

Sundar Pichai with his parents

Sundar Pichai with his parents

He has one brother, Srinivasan Pichai, who is younger to him.

Pichai married to his college girlfriend, Anjali and the couple is blessed with a son, Kiran and a daughter, Kavya.

Sundar Pichai and his wife, Anjali

Sundar Pichai and his wife, Anjali

Children of Sundar Pichai

Children of Sundar Pichai

Career

Pichai completed his High School from Jawahar Vidyalaya, a CBSE school in Chennai and class 12th from Vana Vani school in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He earned his Bachelor degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and received the degree in metallurgical engineering. For higher education, he enrolled at Stanford University in California and completed his M.S. in Material Science and Engineering. Pichai completed his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was named a Siebel Scholar (One of the most talented Students) and a Palmer Scholar, respectively. After education, he worked at Applied Materials, Inc. and in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. In 2004, Pichai joined GOOGLE and led the management of the product; he was instrumental in the development of Google’s web browser, Chrome, as well as the Android mobile operating system.

Sundar Pichai at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Sundar Pichai at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Pichai has also been instrumental for the other Google search products, like Google Toolbar, Google Pack, Desktop Search, Gadgets, Firefox extensions, Google Gears, apps such as Gmail and Google Maps and Mac products. From April 2011 to July 2013, Pichai was the director of Jive Software. In 2014, he was a contender to be the CEO of Microsoft. However, Satya Nadella held the position later. On August 10, 2015, he was selected to be the next CEO of Google and on October 24, 2015, he took the charge as the CEO of Google.

Favorite Things

  • Favorite Sports: Football, Cricket
  • Favorite Football Player: Lionel Messi
  • Favorite Football Club: FC Barcelona
  • Favorite Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Favorite Newspaper: The Wall Street Journal

Style/Quotient

In his cars collection, he has Range Rover, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, etc. Sundar Pichai in his car

He owns a $6.8 million house in Los Altos Hills, California.

House of Sundar Pichai

House of Sundar Pichai

Salary/Net Worth

As in 2016, he receives $199.7 million salaries per year [1]Bloomberg. His net worth is around $1.3 billion as in 2018.

Facts

  • When he was in school, he was good at playing cricket as well. He had notable leadership skills; as he was selected as the captain of his high school cricket team.

    Sundar Pichai during his school days (in red circle)

    Sundar Pichai during his school days (in red circle)

  • After being graduated in India, Pichai managed to secure a scholarship to study in the United States.
  • His father was not so rich that he could send his son abroad to study. However, his father somehow managed to spend $1000 from the family savings to cover Pichai’s traveling and additional expenses.
  • Interestingly, Pichai joined Google on the day when Gmail was launched; that is on April 1, 2004.
  • His wife, Anjali, was his classmate at IIT Kharagpur. They fell in love with each other during college days and married later.

    Marriage photo of Sundar pichai

    Marriage photo of Sundar Pichai

  • In 2011, Pichai wanted to leave Google to join the leadership team at Twitter. Fearing loss, Google offered him a whopping package of $50 million in stocks and retained him.
  • It was Pichai, who proposed the idea of launching a Google web browser to the then CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt. Notably, Google Chrome is now the most popular web browser in the world.

    Sundar Pichai with Narendra Modi and Eric Schmidt

    Sundar Pichai with Narendra Modi and Eric Schmidt

  • He is the third and the first non-white CEO of Google after Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.
  • The flood in November 2015 in Chennai was almost very tragic for Pichai’s grandmother who was stuck in a building for 4 days without food, water, and cellular connectivity. As the water level rose, his grandmother had to be moved to the second floor of the building.
  • Pichai is an avid fan of the football club, FC Barcelona and watches every single match of the club.
  • His hobbies are Reading, Watching and Playing Football (Soccer) and Cricket, Sketching, Playing Chess, etc.
  • Here is an interview of Sundar Pichai with Cricket Commentator, Harsha Bhogle.

References   [ + ]

1. Bloomberg

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