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This Metallurgical Engineer is the Highest Paid CEO in America

Sundar Pichai is at $199m worth of shares. The highest paid CEO in USA

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Did you know that Sundar Pichai is a metallurgical engineer? He’s also the highest paid CEO in America.

To add to Google’s stellar achievements as a company, its current CEO, Sundar Pichai, become the highest-paid chief executive in the US at $199m worth of shares. He was handed 273,328 shares when it was awarded, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sundar Pichai, highest paid CEO in USA (Source: Flickr)

Pichai only became CEO in October, along with its reorganization into holding company Alphabet.

The new shares takes the value of Pichai’s Alphabet holdings to a total of approximately $650m, a 14,440 multiplier to the $45,000 median net worth of US citizens as calculated by Credit Suisse.

But the current Google CEO still has a long way to go to cope up with Google founders’ fortunes, Larry Page who is worth $34.6 billion, and Sergey Brin, worth $33.9 billion; and its former CEO Eric Schmidt, who holds $3 billion worth of shares.

This status of Pichai didn’t come easy as he had undergone several positions on his way up.

Sundar Pichai, highest paid CEO in USA (Source: All India Roundup)

A quick look of Sundar’s educational attainment :

  • Graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Metallurgical Engineering.
  • He holds an M.S. from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering.
  • He took an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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