Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai

Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, almost double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million. That brought his total compensation in 2016 to $199.7 million, almost twice the $100.6 million he earned in 2015.

Pichai received a salary of $650,000 in 2016, slightly less than the $652,500 he earned in 2015, CNBC reported.

Pichai's massive pay package came even as his two bosses and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, once again drew salaries of only one dollar for their roles as CEO and President, respectively, of parent company Alphabet. But Page and Brin are each worth more than $40 billion through their stock holdings.

According to the report, Pichai's raise came during a year when Google's sales rose 22.5 per cent and net income rose 19 per cent as it maintained its position as the top seller of internet advertising.

Born July 12, 1972 in Madhurai, Tamil Nadu to Lakshmi and Regunatha Pichai. Pichai, whose original name is Pichai Sundararajan, grew up in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. He completed schooling in Jawahar Vidyalaya, Ashok Nagar and earned his degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. He holds an M.S. from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Pichai joined Google in 2004.

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