Sundar Pichai is the current Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc., a position he has held since August 10, 2015. He is an American businessman of Indian descent. Before becoming CEO of Google, he was Google’s product head. It’s easy to see Sundar Pichai’s exceptional nature when you consider that Google has had some of the world’s best businessmen as CEOs, from Eric Shmidt to Larry Page (who founded the company with Sergey Brin).
He is also an avid fan of FC Barcelona, commonly known as Barça, and is said to never miss a game. He is not only a fan of football but also of cricket.
Here you can find more information about Sundar Pichai and his journey to become the successful and wealthy man he is today.
Sundar Pichai – Biography & Age
Sundar Pichai (birth name: Pichai Sundarajan) was born on 12 July 1972 in Tamil Nadu, India. He was born into a middle-class family and grew up in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar with his parents and brother. He attended a school of the Central Board of Secondary Education in Ashok Nagar – Jawahar Vidyalaya High School. He also attended the Vana Vani Matriculation Higher Secondary School, which is located on the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai.
Sundar later attended the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur where he graduated in Metallurgical Engineering. He later earned a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. During his studies at Stanford University, he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar at the Wharton Business School. This can be seen as proof that Sundar Pichai was destined for great things from the beginning.
Regunatha Pichai, Sundar’s father, was an electrical engineer with General Electric Company, while his mother, Lakshmi, was a stenographer. His father also owned a manufacturing facility specializing in the production of electrical components. His parents worked hard to help him and his brother grow up, and their efforts were obviously not in vain.
Family – Wife & Kids
Sundar Pichai is currently married to Anjali Pichai and they have two children together: a daughter, Kavya Pichai, and a son, Kiran Pichai. Sundar and Anjali met when they both attended the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and were classmates. At first, they were just friends, but after a few months of friendship they began to date, and after a few months together Sundar proposed to Anjali during their final years of school.
Anjali was born in Kota, Rajasthan, and studied chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur – graduating in 1993. Since 1999 she has been working for Accenture, a global management consulting firm providing strategic, digital, and technology services. At Accenture, she worked for three years as a business analyst.
Anjali is considered a key factor in Sundar’s success. Her encouragement and his hard work proved to be a good mix – she advised him to continue working at Google despite receiving CEO offers from Twitter, Yahoo, and Microsoft. His decision to stay at Google finally paid off.
Sundar Pichai lives in the infamous and prestigious Los Altos Hills in California. He lives in a luxury home he bought in 2013. Considering that he was already earning an impressive salary before he became chairman of the board, he could easily have afforded any house he wanted.
Los Altos Hills is known for being home to many CEOs, technical geniuses, entrepreneurs, business people, actors, and retired sports icons. Some of the remarkable people who live in Los Altos Hills include Barry Bonds, Adrienne Barbeau, Gordon Moore, Connie Young Yu, David Packard, Sergey Brin, Max Thieriot, Yuri Milner, George M. Marcus, Steve Kirsch, John T. Chambers, and Jerry Yang.
Apart from Los Altos Hills, Sundar Pichai owns several properties in his native India.
Height & Weight
Sundar Pichai is in excellent shape for his age. He currently weighs 66 kg (146 lbs) and his height is indicated as 5′ 11″ (1.80 m). His other body measurements include chest: 39 inches, waist: 32 inches, and biceps: 11 inches. Not much is known about Sundar’s fitness routine if he has one at all. However, most Chief Executive Officers and top executives strive to keep their bodies in the best possible shape to stay fully active throughout the day and maximize their 24 hours.