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The Top-Earning IIT Graduate Surpassing India’s Richest Man

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In 2022, an esteemed alumnus from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) secured a staggering salary package of Rs 1869 crore, surpassing even India’s wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani. Renowned for their brilliance, IIT graduates are making significant strides in leading global corporations, earning substantial paychecks for their exceptional contributions. Many of these tech giants are now under the leadership of IIT alumni.

One such luminary is steering a company with a market cap of 1.17 trillion dollars, intricately woven into our daily lives. This exceptional IIT graduate, with a salary exceeding Mukesh Ambani’s, is none other than Sundar Pichai—the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

Good NameSundar Pichai
Date of BirthJune 10th, 1972
Age (as of 2021)49 Years
BirthplaceMadurai, Tamil Nadu, India
ProfessionChief Executive Officer(CEO) of Google and Alphabet
Famous forHis Uniqueness in thinking
SchoolJawahar Vidyalaya, Chennai and Vana Vani School Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
University/CollegeIndian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, Stanford University in California and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Star Sign/ Zodiac SignGemini
Language KnownTamil, Hindi & English

Sundar Pichai’s astounding compensation for 2022 reached a remarkable 226 million dollars, primarily fueled by stocks amounting to 218 million dollars. According to the Hurun List, his net worth in 2022 was estimated at 1310 million dollars or Rs 10215 crore. Pichai’s journey began in 2004 when he joined Google, and after 15 years of dedicated service, he ascended to the position of CEO in 2019.

Sundar Pichai

Born and raised in Chennai to electrical engineer Regunatha Pichai, Sundar pursued his education at IIT Kharagpur before earning an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sundar Pichai’s influence extends beyond his impressive financial achievements. He played a pivotal role in the development of the world’s most popular web browser, Google Chrome, and significantly contributed to the growth of Android. Recognizing his contributions, the Government of India bestowed upon him the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award, in the category of Trade and Industry.

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Morshed Alam
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