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Google India-born CEO Sundar Pichai receives stock award of $199 million in 2016, almost double his 2015 stock award of $99 million

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New York, April 29, 2017: Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, almost double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million, a media report said.

That brought his total compensation in 2016 to $199.7 million, almost twice the $100.6 million he earned in 2015.

Pichai received a salary of $650,000 in 2016, slightly less than the $652,500 he earned in 2015, CNBC reported on Friday.

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Pichai’s massive pay package came even as his two bosses and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, once again drew salaries of only one dollar for their roles as CEO and President, respectively, of parent company Alphabet.

But Page and Brin are each worth more than $40 billion through their stock holdings.

According to the report, Pichai’s raise came during a year when Google’s sales rose 22.5 per cent and net income rose 19 per cent as it maintained its position as the top seller of internet advertising. (IANS)

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Trump Addresses Sundar Pichai as “President of Google” on Twitter

Trump again lashed out at the media on Thursday, saying, "The Fake News Media is going Crazy"

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Trump's attempt to undo Obama's protections was unlawful and a violation of the federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Gleason ruled. VOA

Giving more fodder for fun on social media, US President Donald Trump addressed Sundar Pichai on Twitter as “President of Google” after meeting him to discuss issues surrounding its dealings with China and “political fairness”. Pichai is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google.

“Just met with @SundarPichai, President of @Google, who is obviously doing quite well. He stated strongly that he is totally committed to the U.S. Military, not the Chinese Military….,” Trump tweeted after the meeting on Wednesday.”…Also discussed political fairness and various things that @Google can do for our Country. Meeting ended very well,” he tweeted.

Google earlier faced flak after media reported that the company was trying to build a secret search engine for China that would censor results. The project was reportedly put on hold after Google faced global outrage.

 

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Pichai is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google. Wikimedia

The search engine giant also faced criticism after a conservative news outlet, PJ Media, last year reported that 96 per cent of Google search results for the US President prioritised “left-leaning and anti-Trump media outlets”.

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Trump earlier this month attracted media attention when he called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple”. The US President later claimed that he meant to call the executive “Tim Apple” in order to “save time and words”.

After media reported the error, Trump hit out at the “fake news”. “The Fake News was disparagingly all over this and it became yet another bad Trump story,” he tweeted. Trump again lashed out at the media on Thursday, saying, “The Fake News Media is going Crazy”. (IANS)