Pichai Sundararajan, known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian-American business executive and CEO of Google, as well as Google’s holding company, Alphabet. He also serves on Alphabet’s Board of Directors.
As a boy growing up in Madurai, a city in southern India, Pichai gravitated towards technology after listening to his father describe the problems he was solving as an electrical engineer. Pichai displayed an extraordinary memory of being able to recall every number dialed during the day when the family got their first rotary phone.
After earning a degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, he received a scholarship to study at Stanford University where he graduated with an M.S. in engineering and materials science in 1995.
Pichai remained in the U.S. working briefly for semiconductor maker, Applied Materials, and completing an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was named a Sibel Scholar and Palmer Scholar in 2002. After a brief stint in management consulting at McKinsey & Co., he began his career at Google in 2004 as the head of project management and development.
The future CEO was tasked with developing the Google Toolbar—the program that made the Google search engine the default option for the most popular Web browsers including Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox. The toolbar’s success convinced Pichai that Google should create its own browser. After persuading its founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Pichai led the development of Google Chrome which launched in 2008 and has since become the most popular Web browser in the world with nearly 70 percent global market share.
In the following years, Pichai began to take a more active public role and continued to rise within the company, leading the product development and innovation of Google products including Google Drive, Gmail, Google Maps, the new video format—WebM, as well as the Android operating system. Pichai also played a key role in negotiating Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs in 2014.
His success did not go unnoticed in the industry. Pichai was reportedly aggressively pursued by Twitter in 2011, and as a potential CEO for Microsoft in 2014. In 2015, following the creation of the overarching holding company, Alphabet Inc., Larry Page and Sergey Brin named Pichai CEO of Google. He became Alphabet’s CEO in 2019 after Page stepped down.
Pichai-led Google is currently one of America’s largest conglomerates with more than 200,000 full-time and contract employees. Pichai oversees Google’s massive online advertising business—a unit that takes up nearly a third of the $130 billion U.S. digital advertising market. Alphabet serves billions of customers around the world as an Internet provider and through their YouTube video platform and hardware division.
Pichai was named among Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
What is Sundar Pichai's net worth?
The estimated net worth of Sundar Pichai is at least $13.78 million as of August 18th, 2021. Mr. Pichai owns 4,832 shares of Alphabet stock worth more than $13,784,053 as of September 27th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other investments that Mr. Pichai may own. Learn More.
How do I contact Sundar Pichai?
The corporate mailing address for Mr. Pichai and other Alphabet executives is 1600 AMPHITHEATRE PARKWAY, MOUNTAIN VIEW CA, 94043. Alphabet can also be reached via phone at (650) 253-0000.
Has Sundar Pichai been buying or selling shares of Alphabet?
During the past quarter, Sundar Pichai has sold $49,409,670.00 in shares of Alphabet stock. Most recently, Sundar Pichai sold 3,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2,863.38, for a transaction totalling $8,590,140.00.
Who are Alphabet's active insiders?
Alphabet's insider roster includes Aaron Boynton (CAO), Sergey Brin (Insider), L Doerr (Director), David Drummond (SVP), John Hennessy (Director), John Hennessy (Director), Ann Mather (Director), Amie O'toole (CAO), Lawrence Page (CEO), Sundar Pichai (CEO), Prabhakar Raghavan (SVP), Philipp Schindler (SVP), John Walker (SVP), and Kent Walker (SVP).
Are insiders buying or selling shares of Alphabet?
During the last twelve months, insiders at the information services provider sold shares 61 times. They sold a total of 566,210 shares worth mmore than $563,319,756.05. The most recent insider tranaction occured on September, 21st when Lawrence Page Director bought 13,889 shares worth more than $38,862,810.90. Insiders at Alphabet own 13.0 % of the company.
Information on this page was last updated on 9/21/2021.