Google’s Sundar Pichai is likely the highest-paid CEO

Alphabet Inc. awarded Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai nearly $200 million in total compensation in 2016, more than twice as much as any CEO of a publicly traded company tracked in the last two years.

In its annual proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, filed Friday, Alphabet GOOGL, +3.71%GOOG, +3.63% revealed that Pichai was awarded $198.7 million in Alphabet stock in 2016. That is roughly double the stock Pichai received in 2015, when he was named chief executive of Google after the company reorganized as Alphabet.

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