Interesting Facts About Google and alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai

Interesting Facts About Google and alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai is a highly interesting personality. He rose to this exalted position through hard work and his journey to this position was not an easy one. His startling example is an inspiration to a lot of aspiring youth. Here are a few interesting facts about Sundar Pichai that might surprise you.

What Pichai controls in Google

Following the reorganization of Google/Alphabet Inc., Pichai assumed control over Google’s business segments including search, ads, maps, the Google Play Store, YouTube, and Android.

Microsoft invited Pichai

In February 2014, there were widespread rumors that Pichai was in negotiation with Microsoft to become the third CEO to the technology firm.


Ideas spring while walking

Sundar Pichai has the habit of taking a walk when he needs to contemplate on an important issue and find a solution. Even in the middle of a meeting, he would just walk away during a crucial point only to come back with an interesting solution.

Birth and family

Pitchai Sundararajan was born in 1972 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. He started his life as the son of a middle class family. His father was an electrical engineer. During those days, his father had to save for three years to buy a scooter for the family. Today, Sundar Pichai’s net worth is around $150 million.


Sundar Pichai had his schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. When Sundar was in his High School classes, he captained his school cricket team.

The first inspiration

His first inspiration was his father. The challenges faced by his father in his profession and the knowledge shared by him motivated Sundar Pitchai to pursue a course in technology.

Educational accomplishments

Sundar’s educational accomplishments span over an MS degree from Stanford, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. For getting admitted to the Stanford University after getting a scholarship, Sundar’s father spent more than a year's salary from the savings of the family to support his flight charges to the United States.

Journey with Google

Sundar joined Google in 2004. In 2011, there was a talk in the media that Sundar Pichai might replace Jason Goldman at Twitter. However, he chose to stay with Google. In 2013, Sundar Pichai took over Andy Rubin, Android founder’s portfolio to administer mobile platforms. He could successfully woo more than a billion global customers to come to the Android ecosystem.

When there were chances for Sundar Pichai to move to Microsoft, Google negotiated with him to retain him with their company for $50 million in a year in stocks. Despite being appointed as the CEO of Google, Pitchai took care of the day to day operations of Google from the year 2014.

Marriage and kids

Sundar Pichai married his lady love Anjali whom he dated in India. Eventually she joined him in the United States. Pichai fathered two children.

Diplomatic leader

Pichai is a diplomatic leader and highly soft spoken. In a strategic mission to build Google’s relationship with Samsung, Sundar assisted Larry Page and Nikesh Arora, Google CBO to South Korea, which yielded the desired results to the team in strengthening the bonds between these two successful firms.