Google CEO Sundar Pichai earned a cash and stock package worth $100.5 million in 2015, according to a regulatory filing released on Tuesday. The filing revealed Pichai was paid a salary of $652,500, awarded restricted stock worth $99.8 million and given “other” compensation of $22,935. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article.
Google had already revealed a restricted stock award that would make Mr Pichai’s 2016 package worth around twice as much as his 2015 total, potentially putting him at the top of the league table of highest-paid US chief executives.
Last February, Google awarded Pichai $199 million in restricted stock, according to Bloomberg.
Pichai become CEO of google in August, 2015. In 2004, Pichai joined Google as its Vise President of product management, where he led the team working on Google’s Chrome browser and operating system. A year later, Pichai was put in charge of Android after Android co-founder and CEO Andy Rubin stepped down in March 2013.
Almost all of Sundar Pichai’s pay is in the form of restricted stock, with the latest award vesting over a period of four years.
When Pichai was a kid he didn’t want to become the computer scientist. Like most Indians he wanted to become a cricketer. When he came to India, he even played for bit with some kids. He batted and even got out while attempting to hit a six.