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Satya Nadella net worth: Rewarded for ‘changing the world’

Satya Nadella’s willingness to criticise Bill Gates’ vision earned him the CEO position at Microsoft. The Satya Nadella net worth reflects his constant desire to reach the next level.

There are few reasons to criticise Microsoft founder Bill Gates. He’s the man who brought computers into the home and became the world’s richest person in the process. Yet, according to Satya Nadella, Gates didn’t aim high enough.

Upon founding Microsoft, Gates’ aim was to put a PC in every home and workplace. Yet, according to Nadella, that goal was too short-term.

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His desire for more ultimately earned him the respect of Microsoft’s senior staff and, eventually, the CEO position. As the head of Microsoft, Nadella has set a far bigger goal.

“Our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more,” Nadella said.

The passionate CEO thinks that Microsoft can change the world (more than they already have) and has already set about preparing the company for the future.

Under Nadella, Microsoft have made ‘Delve’, an AI tool which predicts and shows the things that you want to see. They added ‘Sway’, an innovative new presentation app, to their portfolio. Likewise, the HoloLens AR glasses are also on their way.

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Who is the game-changing Microsoft CEO?

Born in Hyderabad, India, Nadella hoped to become a cricket star. However, he decided that programming would provide him with more chances to change the world.

He joined Microsoft in 1992. Shortly before, he had earned masters’ degrees in computer science and business from two top US universities.

By 2007, he had worked his way up to become the Vice President of Research and Development. He was then put in charge of the Cloud and Enterprise team, before landing the CEO job in 2014.

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What is the Satya Nadella net worth?

Having been part of Microsoft for over 20 years, Nadella has earned a big fortune.

Since taking over as CEO, the company has paid Nadella an annual salary of $1.2 million. He also gets a yearly bonus of up to $3.6 million. Likewise, if they remain in the top 100 companies on the S&P Index, he will receive 300,000 shares each year, worth more than $20 million.

As a result of Microsoft’s success, the Satya Nadella net worth is now thought to stand at $109.3 million. However, with Microsoft’s stock price climbing, that number will increase with each year Nadella spends as CEO.

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