Satya Nadella Biography
Satya Nadella is an American business executive of Indian descent who serves as the executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft after Steve Ballmer in 2014 as CEO and John W. Thompson in 2021 as chairman. Prior to serving as CEO, he served as executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group. He was accountable for building and running the company’s computing platforms.
Satya Nadella Age
Nadella was born on August 19th, 1967 in Hyderabad of present-day Telangana, India. He is 55 years old as of 2022.
Satya Nadella Height
Nadella stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Satya Nadella Family
Nadella was born to Prabhavati and Bukkapuram Nadella Yugandhar. Prabhavati, his mother served as a Sanskrit lecturer while Bukkapuram, his father served as an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1962 batch. It is also not known if Nadella has any siblings.
Satya Nadella Wife
Nadella exchanged vows with his wife, Anupama in 1992. As of 2022, they celebrated their 30th anniversary. The couple has three kids; a son, Zain, and two daughters, Divya and Tara. Unfortunately, his son passed away in February 2022, at the age of 26. Further, he was diagnosed as a blind quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Additionally, his kids reside in Clyde Hill and Bellevue, Washington. Anupama serves as the daughter of his father’s IAS batchmate. Further, she served as his junior at Manipal as she pursued a B.Arch in the Faculty of Architecture.
Satya Nadella Net Worth
Nadella has an estimated net worth of about $950.92M which he has earned through his successful career as a business executive.
Satya Nadella Salary
Nadella earns an annual salary ranging from $54.95 million
Satya Nadella Education
When Nadella completed his high school education at Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, he went on to attend the Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka. After completing his studies, he attained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988. Additionally, he migrated to the U.S. to study for a Master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. In 1990, he attained his Master’s degree and became its alumnus. Moreover, he holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business which he attained in 1997.
Satya Nadella Career
Nadella is a business executive who serves as the executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft after Steve Ballmer in 2014 as CEO and John W. Thompson in 2021 as chairman. Prior to serving as CEO, he served as executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group. He was accountable for building and running the company’s computing platforms. Else, he joined Microsoft in 1992. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1999, he served Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff.
During his time at Microsoft, he led big projects. For instance, the firm’s move to cloud computing and the development of one of the biggest cloud infrastructures in the world. Additionally, he served as the senior vice president of research and development (R&D) for the Online Services Division. Moreover, he served the Microsoft Business Division as vice president. Later, he went on to serve as the president of Microsoft’s $19 billion Server and Tools Business. Also, he directed a transition of the company’s business and technology culture such as client services, cloud infrastructure, and services
To boot, he’s accredited for aiding convey Microsoft’s database, Windows Server, and developer tools to its Azure cloud. Following his take over in 2011, Cloud Services’s revenue increased to $20.3 billion in June 2013 from $16.6 billion. In 2016, he accepted $84.5 million in 2016 salary. In 2013, his base salary was alleged $669,167, counting stock bonuses, the total compensation stood at around $7.6 million. On 4 February 2014, he was declared the new CEO of Microsoft making him the third CEO in the company’s history, after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
Since he became CEO, Microsoft’s stock tripled by September 2018, with a 27% annual growth rate. In 2018, he served as a Time 100 honoree. Further, he served as Financial Times Person of the Year and Fortune magazine Businessperson of the Year. At CNBC-TV18’s India Business Leader Awards in Mumbai, he was acknowledged as Global Indian Business Icon. In 2022, he served received Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India by the Government of India.
Furthermore, he serves on the board of directors at Starbucks. In addition, he serves on the board of trustees at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Additionally, he serves the University of Chicago’s board of trustees. On a side note, he serves as an ardent reader of American and Indian poetry. Also, he has a passion for cricket. He alongside his wife serves as a member of the ownership group of Seattle Sounders FC, a Major League Soccer club. In 2017, he authored Hit Refresh: The quest to rediscover Microsoft’s soul and imagine a better future for everyone.
The book explores his life, his career at Microsoft, and his beliefs in technology shaping the future. Additionally, he declared that the profits from the book would benefit nonprofit organizations via Microsoft Philanthropies.
Satya Nadella Contributions To Microsoft
Since Nadella began serving as the CEO of Microsoft he has made a number of contributions to the company such as;
- Made an emphasis on serving alongside companies and technologies with which Microsoft competes, counting Apple Inc., Salesforce, IBM, and Dropbox.
- In addition, he made Microsoft join the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member in 2016 despite prior Microsoft campaigns against the Linux operating system.
- Orchestrated a cultural shift at Microsoft by spotlighting empathy, collaboration, and a ‘growth mindset’.
- Changed Microsoft’s corporate culture into one that highlights continual learning and growth.
- Acquired Mojang, a Swedish game company famed for the computer game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.
- Purchased Xamarin for an undisclosed amount.
- Supervised the buying of the professional network, LinkedIn in 2016 for $26.2 billion
- On October 26, 2018, Microsoft purchased GitHub for US$7.5 billion
- Tripled Microsoft’s stock with a 27% annual growth rate
Satya Nadella Leadership Style
Nadella voiced that under him Microsoft’s mission is to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”During his tenure, he has engineered a cultural shift at Microsoft by spotlighting empathy, collaboration, and a ‘growth mindset.’ Moreover, he changed Microsoft’s corporate culture into one that highlights continual learning and growth.
Satya Nadella Quotes
Nadella has made numerous quotes. For example;
“I discovered Buddha did not set out to found a world religion. He set out to understand why one suffers. I learned that only through living life’s ups and downs can you develop empathy; that in order not to suffer, or at least not to suffer so much, one must become comfortable with impermanence.”― Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
― Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh
“It showed me that you must always have respect for your competitor, but don’t be in awe.”― Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
“The next time you are in a meeting, ask the quietest person what they think. Invite everyone into the conversation. If you are on a conference call, ask the people on the phone to share their thoughts first.”―
“If you could understand impermanence deeply, you would develop more equanimity. You would not get too excited about either the ups and downs of life.”― Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
Satya Nadella Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 2.9M followers on Twitter.