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This is Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s salary

Published: 30th Nov 2021 3:50 pm

Hyderabad: With Parag Agrawal being named as the Twitter Chief Executive Officer (CEO), he becomes a part of the Indian-origin executives who are now helming the top global tech companies. And we have a list to be proud of – from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, the list can go on.

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Agrawal joined Twitter as a software engineer and has been with the company for over a decade. He was appointed chief technology officer in October 2017.

Born in Mumbai, the 37-year-old’s father was employed in the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and a mother who was a school teacher. He went to school at Atomic Energy Central School No.4 and cracked his IIT-JEE and pursued B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT-Bombay. Then he moved to the United States to earn his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

He worked in two short stints at Microsoft between 2006 and 2009, with a research role at Yahoo in between.  After a short role at AT&T Labs in 2010, he found his calling and joined Twitter in 2011.

In filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company has revealed that the new Twitter chief would get an annual salary of $1 million-plus bonuses. Agrawal will also receive restricted stock units (RSUs) valued at $12.5 million that will vest in 16 equal quarterly increments, starting February 1, 2022, along with performance-based restricted stock units in April 2022.


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