Nikesh Arora, the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google emerged as the highest paid employee of Google, with a total compensation of $46.7 million in the year 2012. This is more than double the amount which he received the year before, as reported by Bloomberg.
Arora, who is with Google for the past many years, has been successful in building the European operations of the company into a significant one. He was appointed to the post of global ad sales boss in the year 2009.
Prior to joining Google, Arora served as the chief marketing officer and a member of the management board at T-Mobile. He has also worked for several other firms such as Deutsche Telekom, Putnam Investments, and Fidelity Investments.
Nikesh graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and he also holds a degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University.