New Delhi. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is celebrating his 53rd birthday today. He is an American business executive of Indian origin. Satya was named the Financial Times Person of the Year in the year 2019. At the same time, in the year 2020, he has also been given the honor of Global Indian Business Icon. Nadella was born on 19 August 1967 in Hyderabad. His father’s name is Bukkapuram Nadella Yugandhar and mother’s name is Prabhavati Yugandhar. His wife’s name is Anupama Nadella.
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After earning a degree in ‘Electrical Engineering’ from Manipal Institute of Technology, the most prestigious institute of engineering located in India, he shifted to the United States of America and did his higher education there. Here, he studied at respected institutions such as the ‘University of Wisconsin’ and the ‘Booth School of Business’. IT giant Nadella’s life changed completely after joining ‘Microsoft’.
Nadella’s salarySatya Nadella’s annual income increased by 66 percent to $ 42.90 million (Rs 304.59 crore) in 2018-19. Microsoft’s financial results during this period have been quite good. Media reports say that Nadella’s salary is $2.3 million (Rs 16.33 crore). Most of his income has been from shares. He earned $296 million (Rs 210.16 crore) on shares, while $10.7 million (Rs 75.97 crore) came from non-share incentive plans. The remaining $111,000 (Rs 78.81 crore) came from other receipts.
Some Secrets of Satya Nadella
>> Satya Nadella is a big fan of cricket and takes inspiration from the game in his daily life.
>> He is a fitness enthusiast and has a passion for running.
>> She is fond of eating sweets and loves pastries.
>> He calls himself a lifelong learner and takes online classes in his spare time.
>> Microsoft CEO likes to read poetry in his spare time and compares poetry to coding.
>> He is a big fan of the Seahawks, a professional American football team based in Seattle.
>> When Nadella was made CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates again joined Microsoft to train him.
>> He first met his wife in the early 1980s at Hyderabad Public School when he was in class 10th.
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Nadella was one of the few employees who suggested the development of cloud computing to the firm. Eventually the company devoted its time and resources to this technology. Satya was later given the responsibility of controlling the ‘Development Research and Development’ department, which belonged to the Online Services Division and was also appointed as the Senior Vice President of the same. He joined this department in 2007 and remained a part of it for the next four years. Nadella then moved to Microsoft’s systems and tools division and was appointed its chairman. Satya was given shares worth $7.9 million for being part of Microsoft and also receives a salary of $700,000 per year. After working at the firm for a period of 22 years, Nadella was promoted to the position of Microsoft’ CEO in 2014. In 2017, Satya Nadella came up with his book ‘Hit Refresh’. The book talks about his life, Microsoft and how technology is changing the world.
Satya was married in 1992 to Anupama, the daughter of his father’s friend. The couple later became parents to three children, including two daughters and a son. The family currently resides in Bellevue, Washington. In his spare time, Nadella likes to read poetry. He is also really fond of cricket and considers the game to be one of the reasons behind his leadership ability.