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Nikesh Arora

Former President & COO of SoftBank Corp
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Net worth 2018: $482 Million
Industry: Business People
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 9 February 1968
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BIOGRAPHY

Nikesh Arora was bornon 9 February 1968 in Indian, is Former President & COO of SoftBank Corp. Nikesh Arora is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Corp; he was with SoftBank Corp from October 2014 until June 2016. Prior to joining SoftBank, he was a top executive at Google where he held multiple senior operating leadership roles. At one point in his career, he was Google's highest paid executive—he received a compensation package of $57.1 million in 2013. While working with SoftBank, he earned a salary of $208 million over a period of two years which made him one of the highest-paid executives in the world. Born in India, he earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi and worked for a while with Wipro. He then proceeded to the United States to pursue a degree in management from Northeastern University. He began his career working with Fidelity Investments as an analyst and simultaneously worked towards his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. During the 2000s he joined Google, a relatively small company at that time. At Google he held multiple senior operating leadership roles, eventually reaching the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer. He quit Google in 2014 to join SoftBank as President and Chief Operating Officer. His abrupt resignation from SoftBank in June 2016 came as a shock to many in the business fraternity.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$482 Million

TIMELINE
2016

In June 2016, he abruptly resigned from his position at SoftBank, taking the business fraternity by surprise

2014

After working with Google for a decade, he quit the company in 2014 to join Japan’s SoftBank Corp as Vice Chairman of the group and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media Inc

2011

In 2011, he became the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer in Google

2009

He served as President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development from 2009 to 2010

2007

He was eventually made in charge of handling Middle East and African markets from 2007 to 2009

2004

Nikesh Arora accepted the job and managed Google’s European operations from 2004 to 2007

2000

In 2000, he started T-Motion PLC, a company which provided certain value added services for the newly launched 3G services of Deutsche Telekom

1995

The hardworking young man topped his class and completed his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) in 1995

1992

In 1992, Nikesh Arora joined Fidelity Investments as an analyst

1989

He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1989

1968

Nikesh Arora was born on February 9, 1968, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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