Nikesh Arora is an Indian-American business executive and businessman. He is a former senior executive at Google. In 2018, he became the CEO chairman at Palo Alto Networks. He is also an angel investor.
Nikesh Arora Personal Life
Nikesh was born on 9th February 1968 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India to Jagdish Kumar Arora, who was an Air Force Officer. In 2014, he got married to his second wife Ayesha Thapar. She is a renowned Delhi socialite and CEO of Indian City Properties Ltd (ICPL). The couple has a son and a daughter (from Nikesh’s previous marriage). Currently, the couple is settled in San Francisco, California.
Nikesh Arora Career
After his studies, Nikesh started his professional career. He gave his services to companies like Wipro, Deutsche Telekom, Fidelity Investments, and Hellas Telecommunications. He worked in various job roles like chief marketing officer etc.
In 1992, he joined Fidelity Investments. In 2000, he established T-Motion, a subsidiary within Deutsche Telekom. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a chief marketing officer of the T-Mobile International Division. In 2004, he joined Google. He held multiple senior operating leadership roles at Google. He was the senior vice president and chief business officer of Google Inc. (Google) from January 2011 to July 2014. Later, he left Google and resigned from his post in 2014.
He also worked as the president and chief operating officer of SoftBank Corp. He received over $200 million in compensation.
Nikesh Arora Education
Nikesh is rich in education. He has completed his B.Tech from the Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University in electrical engineering. Later, he moved to the United States for his higher education. From 1990 to 1992, he studied M.S. at Northeastern University in Business Administration, and then from 1992 to 1994, studied M.S. at Boston College in Finance.
Nikesh Arora Net Worth
According to some reports, he has a net worth of $305 million. He owns more than 3,125 shares of stock in Palo Alto Networks Inc., worth more than $296 million. He also receives a $2.2 million annual salary at Palo Alto Networks Inc for being the CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Nikesh Arora Personal Investments
Nikesh has made investments in various companies. A few are mentioned below:
|Company||Money Invested (in $ USD)|
Nikesh Arora Bio/Wiki
|Date of Birth||9th February 1968|
|Birthplace||Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Education||B.Tech from the IIT, BHU|
MS Business Administration
|Net Worth||$305 million|