Now that Google is a sub-company inside Alphabet — which is run by founders Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin and Larry Page — Google is run by Sundar Pichai, and his earnings are up almost double from 2015.
In 2016, he made $199.7m. $650k is his base pay, and $198.7m was a stock award.
Google is reportedly more profitable under Pichai. It has boosted sales from its core advertising and YouTube business, and is working on cloud computing, machine learning, and hardware, including smartphones, VR headsets, routers, and smart speakers.
Alphabet is growing. GOOG’s stock rose above a $600b market cap this week for the first time.