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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Took Home $200 Mn In Salary Last Year

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Took Home $200 Mn In Salary Last Year

India born Sundar Pichai, the current CEO of global conglomerate Google has reportedly received $200 Mn compensation last year. This includes a monthly salary of around $650K and a stock award of $198.7 Mn.

In 2015, the final compensation was $100.5 Mn, just half of what he received now. However, the media expected this number to double up in 2016.

In August 2015, Pichai was promoted to the position of CEO, replacing co-founder Larry Page. The restructuring came as Page shifted focus to parent entity, Alphabet.

Pichai’s extensive contribution to all of Google’s major products including Search engine, Android, Google Chrome, and maps led to his swift rise in the company.

He joined Google in 2004 and has been the man behind many inspirational products – including Google Chrome and the Chrome OS. Lately, he has also been responsible for overseeing the development of different Google apps and also integration of these apps. He was appointed as Product Chief by then-CEO Larry Page on October 2014.

According to his current salary, Sundar Pichai is the highest paid Indian executive in the world. In 2016, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella received an $18 Mn paycheck, while PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi received a total of $26.4 Mn.

In stark contrast, Google co-founders Page and Sergey Brin have paid themselves a salary of $1 only. Pichai’s annual remuneration indicates the high value and expectation that Google places on Pichai’s contribution.


Meha Agarwal

Inc42 Staff

Meha has engineering and MBA degrees, but she has always been a writer at heart. It was the perfect combination of utilising her research and analytical skills and her enthusiasm for writing that sparked her interest in writing about the Indian startup ecosystem – the latest tech and gadgets and the startups that create them. She is always on the lookout for industry-specific stories in niche areas of interest such as ecommerce, fintech, greentech and more.

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