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Satya Nadella Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Height, and Net Worth.
Who is Satya Nadella?
Satya Narayana Nadella is a famous Indian-born American professional business executive. Currently, he is the executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014 as CEO and John W. Thompson as chairman in 2021. Prior to being the CEO, Nadella was the executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms.
Satya Nadella career
Satya served at Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff prior to joining Microsoft in 1992.
At Microsoft, he has led major projects such as the company’s move to cloud computing and the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the globe. Nadella served as the senior vice-president of research and development (R&D) for the Online Services Division and vice-president of the Microsoft Business Division. He was later made the president of Microsoft’s $19 billion Server and Tools Business. Satya also led a transformation of the company’s business and technology culture from client services to cloud infrastructure and services.
Nadella has been praised and credited for assisting bring Microsoft’s database, Window’s Server, and developer tools to its Azure cloud. The revenue from Cloud Services grew to $20.3 billion in June 2013 from $16.6 billion when he took over in 2011. Nadella then received $84.5 million in 2016 pay, and his base salary was reported $669,167 in 2013. Comprising stock bonuses, the total compensation stood around $7.6 million.
Satya held previous positions such as:
1. President of the Server & Tools Divison (9 February 2011-February 2014).
2. Senior Vice-president of Research and Development for the Online Services Division (March 2007 – February 2011)
3. Vice-president of the Business Division
4. Corporate Vice-president of Business Solutions and Search & Advertising Platform Group
5. Executive Vice-president of Cloud and Enterprise group
Satya Narayana Nadella is aged 54 as of 2021, having been born on August 19, 1967, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, presently Telangana, India. He shares his birthday with famous people including Tony Lopez, Tayler Holder, Ethan Cutkosky, John Stamos, Lexi Jayde, Matthew Perry, Bill Clinton, Coco Chanel, Orville Wright, Kyra Sedgwick, and John Deacon, among others.
Who are Satya Nadella’s parents?
Satya Narayana Nadella was born to Prabhavati Yugandhar and Bukkapuram Nadella Yugandhar, a Telugu-speaking Hindu family. His mother was a Sanskrit lecturer, while his father was an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1962 batch.
Does Satya Nadella have siblings?
Nadella has never mentioned his siblings, but his parents are always on his lips. This indicates that he may be the only child of his parents and has no siblings.
Satya Nadella Education
Nadella studied at the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. He then attended the Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka, graduating with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering in 1988. Nadela then went to the U.S. to study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, for an M.S. in computer science, graduating in 1990. He later in 1997, received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Satya Nadella Interest
Nadella is an avid reader of American and Indian poetry. He also has an interest in cricket, having played on his school team. Also together with his wife, are part of the ownership group of Seattle Sounders FC, a Major League Soccer club.
He has written a book titled Hit Refresh that explores his life, his career in Microsoft, and how he believes technology will shape the future. Nadella revealed that the profits from the book would go to Microsoft Philanthropies and via that to nonprofit organizations.
Nadella is married to Anupama, the daughter of his father’s IAS batchmate. They married in 1992 after she was his junior at Manipal pursuing a B.Arch in the Faculty of Architecture. The couple currently resides in Clyde Hill and Bellevue, Washington with their three children.
Satya Nadella Kids
Nadella and his loving and supportive wife have three children together. The couple has one son, Zain Nadella, and two daughters, Divya Nadella and Tara Nadella. However, Zain, who was a legally blind quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, died at the age of 26, in February 2022.
Satya Nadella Height
Microsoft CEO, and chairman, Nadella has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with an average height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and a moderate weight of 64 kg (141 lbs).
2014 to present
Nadella was announced as the new CEO of Microsoft, on February 4, 2014. He became the third CEO in the company’s history, after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. That October, he attended an event on Women in Computing and courted controversy after making a statement that women should not ask for a raise and should trust the system. Satya was criticized for the statement and later he apologized on Twitter. Afterward, he sent an email to Microsoft employees admitting he was ”Completely wrong.”
His time at Microsoft has emphasized working with companies and technologies with which Microsoft also competes. They include Salesforce, Dropbox, Apple Inc., and IBM. Different from previous Microsoft campaigns against the Linux operating system, he proclaimed that “Microsoft ❤️ Linux”. Microsoft then joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member in 2016. Under him, Microsoft revised its mission statement to ”empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Satya orchestrated a cultural shift at Microsoft by emphasizing empathy, collaboration, and a ‘growth mindset’. He has changed Microsoft’s corporate culture into one that emphasizes continuous learning and growth.
Satya’s initial acquisition with Microsoft was of Mojang, a Swedish game company best known for the computer game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion in 2014. After this, he purchased Xamarin for an undisclosed amount, and also oversaw the purchase of professional network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in 2016. Microsoft got GitHub for US$7.5 billion on October 26, 2018. Since he became CEO, their stock had tripled with a 27% annual growth rate by September 2018.
Boards and committees
1. Board of Directors, Starbucks
2. Board of Trustees, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
3. Board of Trustees, University of Chicago
Awards and recognition
Nadella was a Time 100 honoree in 2018. He was named Financial Times Person of the Year and Fortune magazine Businessperson of the Year in 2019.
He was recognized as Globa Indian Business Icon at CNBC-TV18’s India Business Leader Awards in Mumbai in 2020.
Nadella was later awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India by the Government of India in 2022.
Satya Nadella Net Worth
Executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft, Satya has been the CEO since 2014 and as chairman since 2021. He has led the company to large improvements and growth from the time he became CEO. Nadella earns an annual salary of $42 million as the CEO and chairman of Microsoft and has an estimated net worth of $420 million as of 2022.