Pichai grew up in Chennai, India. Her father was an electrical engineer and her mother was a stenographer before she had children.
Pichai, whose family situation was not very good, was sleeping with his younger brother in the living room of their 2-room apartment where he was born.
Pichai always had a talent for remembering numbers. His family realized this when he saw that he remembered every number he dialed on their phone.
After becoming interested in computers, he started studying Metallurgical Engineering at Kharagpur Institute of Technology, India. His success here earned him a scholarship from Stanford.
Moving to California was a big leap for him.
“I have always loved technology. I’ve always dreamed of being in Silicon Valley. When I was little, I used to read about Silicon Valley and listen to stories from my uncle.”
However, when he went to America, he saw that everything was very expensive. At the same time, he missed his girlfriend Anjali very much.
Pichai, who went to graduate school using all his family’s savings, could not complete his education at Stanford and was included in the Wharton MBA program of the University of Pennsylvania.
On April 1, 2004, he went to Googleplex, known as Google’s headquarters, for an interview and started working on Google’s search bar.
Pichai convinced computer manufacturers to install Google Toolbar hardware to mitigate the effects of this change.
This problem created by Microsoft helped Pichai achieve one of his first successes.
Pichai was always loved as a leader and focused on results rather than opposition. With this attitude, he attracted attention and started to take more responsibility at Google.
One of the jobs he put the most effort into was “Android One”. Low-cost smartphones to bring 5 billion more people online
Another milestone in Pichai’s rise was in 2014, when Google was instrumental in buying Nest for $3.2 billion.
Despite receiving top job offers from Twitter, he remained a loyal Google employee.
His success and mastery of Chrome, Android, and apps led to another major promotion later in 2014.
When Google’s company structure broke out, it was no surprise that Pichai was given the mandate of running Google. Because he was already in a position where he was responsible for all the basic products.
Pichai also has a structure that does not hesitate to talk about the subjects he believes in.
“Let’s not let fear destroy our values. We must support Muslims and other minorities in the United States and even around the world.”
Pichai does not use Instagram and rarely Tweets. However, the Google+ account he actively uses gives us a lot of information about his personality.
Despite his rapid rise in Google, Sundar Pichai is as humble as can be.
“It’s always nice to work with people who make us think about ourselves and make us feel insecure. So you keep pushing your limits.”