Google CEO Sundar Pichai Celebrates 52nd Birthday: Net Worth, Education, and Career Highlights

Sundar Pichai turns 52 today; born in Chennai, India.

  • Sundar Pichai turns 52 today; born in Chennai, India.
  • Pichai’s journey from a modest upbringing to Google CEO.
  • Pichai’s net worth approaches $1 billion, driven by Google stock.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, celebrates his 52nd birthday today, June 10. Born in Chennai, India, Pichai’s remarkable journey has taken him from a modest upbringing to leading one of the world’s largest tech companies. Known for his strategic focus on AI, Pichai has significantly contributed to Google’s growth, steering the company close to a trillion-dollar valuation.

Pichai grew up in a two-room apartment in Chennai with limited access to modern amenities. His early exposure to technology came from a rotary telephone his father brought home when Pichai was 12. He went on to earn a degree in metallurgical engineering from IIT Kharagpur, followed by an MS from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Pichai joined Google in 2004 as Vice President of product management, famously interviewing on April Fool’s Day, the same day Gmail launched. He played a crucial role in developing Google Chrome, now one of the most widely used web browsers. In 2015, he became CEO and has since focused heavily on AI, as seen in the recent advancements announced at Google I/O 2024.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Pichai’s net worth is nearing $1 billion, with $424 million in share holdings and around $600 million in share sales since becoming CEO. His wealth reflects his significant contributions to Google’s success and growth.