To be the highest-paid executive in the United States, one has to earn around $ 200 million.
And this honor goes to the CEO of Google , Sundar Pichai.
Born in India 44 years ago, he was compensated by announcing that he had been awarded a multimillion-dollar share of his company.
He is the chief executive of Google since 2015, when the Internet search company became a subsidiary of a parent company known as Alphabet.
Pichai total fortune is estimated at US $ 650 million .
Which, of course, is very less compared to the wealth of the founders of the company, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, each of them estimated to be about 34 billion dollar.
But surely, it is a huge compensation, highest indeed. which will increase the discussion that occurs in the United States about the increasingly notorious income inequality among top managers of large enterprises and other workers in the economy.
And the news comes at a time when Google faces scrutiny of its tax affairs, after the firm reached an agreement with the British authorities to pay taxes pending since 2005.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world to report earnings of US $ 4,900 million in the last quarter of 2015, an increase of US $ 200 million compared to the same period in the year previous.
Sundar Pichai entered Google in 2004, initially in charge of managing several of the company’s products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS. He also oversaw the development of Gmail and Google Maps .
He had previously worked as an engineer at Applied Materials and as a consultant at McKinsey. It is a long stretch that Sundar Pichai has traveled to become the highest-paid executive in the United States.
He was born in Madras, India, the son of a middle-class engineer. The newspaper The Hindu in his native says Pichai had a reputation for shy and quiet. He has a introvert nature personality.
Less facilities high talent
Sundar Pichai was a born in a small village Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, in a Tamil family to Lakshmi and Ragunatha Pichai.He spent his childhood in Madras (now Chennai) with no enough facilities and luxuries. His childhood passed as a regular indian village boy. In the name of electronic gadget, the first telephone he saw when he was 12 years old.
And when his family have to travel to their relatives or anywhere else, they used to travel by a small family motorcycle. Sundar grew up in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. They remember and describe as a outstanding talent of the young Pichai. He graduated as a metallurgical engineer at a local university and then went on to study a master’s degree in engineering at Stanford University in California, United States. He then did another in management at the Wharton School of the University of California. What followed was a meteoric rise in the US technology industry, which today puts it on the news for the astronomical value of the compensation that Pichai receives.
The executive is married to his girlfriend at the University in India, and has two children.