Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google (recall that Google is now a branch of a bigger firm -Alphabet) has just become the highest earning CEO in the He took up the post October last year, and now he has been rewarded with 273,328 of company shares worth $199m (£138m). Cool cash!!
Don’t get carried away though, the shares will be awarded to him in installments stretching to 2019. The cash rewards takes the value of Pichai in Alphabet holdings to roughly $650m. He’s not even the only one that received huge pay checks, Ruth Porat, Alphabet’s chief financial officer, got shares worth about $38m. Diane Greene, head of Google’s cloud computing business also recieved shares worth $42.8m.