Sundar Pichai was paid $100.5 million in first year at Google helm

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March 30, 2016

New York: Google Inc. chief executive officer Sundar Pichai received a $100.5 million pay package in 2015, according to a filing from parent company Alphabet Inc. Tuesday.

March 30, 2016

New York: Google Inc. chief executive officer Sundar Pichai received a $100.5 million pay package in 2015, according to a filing from parent company Alphabet Inc. Tuesday.

The two grants have brought Pichai's holding of unvested restricted shares to $635 million as of Monday's close in New York. Photo: AFP

Pichai received $99.8 million in restricted stock that will vest in full by 2017. He also received a $652,500 salary. The stock award hasn’t previously been disclosed in filings.

The former deputy of co-founder Larry Page was named to run the search engine unit following the reorganization into a holding company last year. Following that promotion, Alphabet in February awarded him restricted shares valued at $199 million, the largest grant ever given to a Google executive officer whose pay has to be reported in filings.

Glassdoor, a career website, has released a list of top 25 highest paying jobs in demand. The site has only considered those job titles that have at least 75 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year as well as were in the top 50th percentile for number of job openings per job title. Here is a countdown of the top 25 best paid jobs.

The two grants have brought Pichai’s holding of unvested restricted shares to $635 million as of Monday’s close in New York, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. He also holds unvested stock options valued at $11.6 million.

Alphabet typically grants equity awards to executives once every two years, a strategy it has said “encourages executives to take a long-term view of the business.”

Executive chairman Eric Schmidt received $8.04 million for 2015, including a $1.25 million salary and $6 million cash bonus. Chief financial officer Ruth Porat was awarded $31 million, including $25.1 million in restricted stock.

Alphabet rose 0.1% to $734.42 a share as of 11 a.m. in New York, paring its decline for the year to 3.2%.

An Alphabet spokesman declined to comment.

Courtesy: Bloomberg

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