Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s salary for 2015 revealed

30 Mar 2016

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, via YouTube

Google’s generous remuneration packages are continuing, with current CEO Sundar Pichai landing a total package of $100.5m for a successful 2015.

Sundar Pichai took the reins at Google after Alphabet was formed as an umbrella for a growing suite of operations. Now sitting at the top of the table of one of the most successful tech companies in the world, his pay was filed this week, showing a salary of $652,000, on top of restricted stock worth $99.8m, which will vest by 2017.

This is on top of the $199m in restricted stock he was awarded in February, that being part of a biannual reward scheme for the company’s top brass.

This means in a very short time Pichai has amassed restricted shares to the value of $635m, with Bloomberg reporting he also holds unvested stock options worth $11.6m.

As we wrote upon his naming as Google’s new CEO last year, if you use Gmail, Chrome, Android, Search, ATAP or Google Drive, Pichai’s fingerprints are all over them.

Pichai took on his current position when Larry Page moved up to take the same position in Alphabet, which has the likes of Nest, Google Ventures and Google X as other operations in its portfolio.

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic