Immigrant Profile: Satya Nadella


Satya Nadella was born in Hyderabad, India on the 19th of August 1967. His parents were Bukkapuram Nadella Yugandher, a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and his mother Prabhavati Yugandhar.

Nadella attended school in India and earned his bachelor’s degree for electrical engineering at India’s Mangalore University in 1988. He made a choice to seek his Master’s degree in another country.

Immigration to the United States

While looking at a number of universities to complete his Master’s degree, he was accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the United States. He gained his M.S degree in 1990. He also gained his MBA later at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Professional Background & Achievements

Once Nadella completed his education, he went to work for Sun Microsystems. He worked for a short time before relocated in 1992 to Silicon-valley and began his career at Microsoft. Nadella was an essential part of the Microsoft company in a number of areas. Most notable was his contributions in cloud computing. Microsoft, believing in Nadella’s concepts spend much time and resources to develop cloud technology. The result was Microsoft Azure, the largest cloud-based system in the world.

Contribution to the U.S. Economy

Creation of Cloud Computing for Microsoft was perhaps one of the greatest contributions that Nadella has given to the world. As far as Microsoft revenues were concerned, the cloud computing division went from $16.6 Billion in 2011 to $20.6 Billion one Nadella was placed the head of the division.

Nadella worked for the company for nearly 22 years, He was promoted to CEO of Microsoft in 2014. Nadella’s contribution to the United States economy comes from his Microsoft stocks of nearly $7.6 Million. He also has an annual salary of $700,000, since 2013.

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