A regulatory filing has made startling disclosures that Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google,has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares. This would enthrone him as one of highest-paid chief executive in the world being the highest paid in the US.
Mr Pichai ascended to the position of chief executive of the search engine giant as an aftermath of the creation of its parent, Alphabet.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, The founders of Google, have gathered up fortunes running into the tone of $34.6bn and $33.9bn, going by Forbes.
Mr Pichai, ( with age placed at 43) , was lavished with 273,328 Alphabet shares on 3 February, this comes at a combined amount of $199m, as revealed by filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
The new award of shares takes Mr Pichai’s total stock value to approximately $650m.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive added himself to the workforce of the company since 2004, at first spearheading leading product management on a number of Google’s client software products, among which is included Google Chrome] and Chrome OS. And then on an extensive note, as being largely responsible for Google Drive. Also to his credit, Sundae Pichai has made the best if his position as he has presided over the development of Gmail and Google Maps.