Satya Nadella -Bio, Age, Microsoft, Net worth

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian-American business executive. He was born of 19 August 1967 in Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh state, India

Born19 August 1967 Andhra Pradesh, India
Height5ft 9 in (175 cm)
FatherBukkapuram Nadella Yugandhar
SpouseAnupama Nadella


Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian-American business executive. He is the executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014 as CEO and John W. Thompson in 2021 as chairman.

Before becoming CEO, he was the executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms.


Nadella was born in Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh state, India into a Telugu-speaking Hindu family. His mother Prabhavati was a Sanskrit lecturer and his father, Bukkapuram Nadella Yugandhar, was an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1962 batch.

Yugandhar hailed from Bukkapuram in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. Yugandhar’s father migrated from Nadella village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh to Bukkapuram.

In 1992, Nadella married Anupama, the daughter of his father’s IAS batchmate. She was his junior at Manipal pursuing a B.Arch in the Faculty of Architecture.

The couple had three children, a son and two daughters, and live in Clyde Hill and Bellevue, Washington. His son Zain was a legally blind quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Zain died in February 2022, at the age of 26.


Satya Nadella attended the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet before receiving a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka in 1988.

Nadella then traveled to the U.S. to study for an MS in computer science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, receiving his degree in 1990.

Later, he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1997.

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella


Sun Microsystems

Nadella worked at Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff before joining Microsoft in 1992.


Nadella on his first day as CEO of Microsoft, with former CEOs Bill Gates  and Steve Ballmer.

At Microsoft, Nadella has led major projects that included the company’s move to cloud computing and the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world.

Nadella worked as the senior vice-president of research and development (R&D) for the Online Services Division and vice-president of the Microsoft Business Division. Later, he was made the president of Microsoft’s $19 billion Server and Tools Business and led a transformation of the company’s business and technology culture from client services to cloud infrastructure and services.

He has been credited for helping bring Microsoft’s database, Windows Server and developer tools to its Azure cloud. The revenue from Cloud Services grew to $20.3 billion in June 2013 from $16.6 billion when he took over in 2011. He received $84.5 million in 2016 pay.

As CEO (2014–)

On 4 February 2014, Nadella was announced as the new CEO of Microsoft, the third CEO in the company’s history, following Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Nadella leads a live discussion on Microsoft’s cloud strategy in 2014 in San Francisco.

Nadella’s tenure at Microsoft has emphasized working with companies and technologies with which Microsoft also competes, including Apple Inc., Salesforce, IBM, and Dropbox. In contrast to previous Microsoft campaigns against the Linux operating system, Nadella proclaimed that “Microsoft Linux”, and Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member in 2016.

Under Nadella, Microsoft revised its mission statement to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”. He orchestrated a cultural shift at Microsoft by emphasizing empathy, collaboration, and ‘growth mindset’. He has transformed Microsoft’s corporate culture into one that emphasizes continual learning and growth.

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella

Honors & Awards

  • In 2018, he was a Time 100 honoree.
  • In 2019, Nadella was named Financial Times Person of the Year and Fortune magazine Businessperson of the Year.
  • In 2020, Nadella was recognized as Global Indian Business Icon at CNBC-TV18’s India Business Leader Awards in Mumbai.
  • In 2022, Nadella was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India by the Government of India.
Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella


In October 2014, Nadella attended an event on Women in Computing and courted controversy after he made a statement that women should not ask for a raise and should trust the system.

Nadella was criticised for the statement and he later apologized on Twitter. He then sent an email to Microsoft employees admitting he was “Completely wrong.”

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella Net worth

Satya Nadella is an Indian-American technology executive who has a net worth of $350 million which is Rs 3000 Crore in Indian Currency.


When he was first made CEO, the company had a market cap of $300 billion. Over the next five years he grew the company’s market cap to over $1 trillion. The company has consistently maintained a market cap of over $850 billion. By 2018, Nadella had tripled Microsoft stock with a 27% annual growth rate. As of this writing, Microsoft’s market cap is $2.5 trillion.

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella

Net Worth$350 million
Net Worth In Indian RupeesRs 3000 Crores INR
Monthly Income And Salary$3 Million +
Yearly Income$42 Million +
Income Source Business

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Is Satya Nadella a billionaire?
Ans. A 2020 Economic Times report named him the sixth richest Indian professional manager as per the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List, with a staggering wealth of INR 5,900 crore at that time.

2. What is the monthly salary of CEO of Microsoft?
Ans he estimated take home salary of a Founder & CEO at Microsoft Corporation ranges between ₹ 2,69,441 per month to ₹ 2,80,487 per month in India.

3. What is age of Satya Nadella?
Ans. Satya Nadella is 55 years old.

4. Did Satya Nadella enter IIT?
Ans.  Nadella failed in his attempt to clear the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) exam. He did, however, get into the Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) in Mesra and Manipal Institute of Technology.

5. Who is Satya Nadella’s wife?
Ans. Satya Nadella’s wife name is Anupama Nadella.