Clear Your Doubts – Is Google an Indian Company?

  • Google is not an Indian company. It is an American multinational company.
  • Thousands of Indians are working for Google in India as well as in the US.
  • The company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai is originally from India.
  • Google is constructing a huge office in Hyderabad to accommodate more than 13000 employees. 

 If you are using the Internet then you might not need an Introduction to Google. It is one of the biggest tech companies in the world with more than 100 thousand employees. Due to its popularity in India and having an Indian-origin CEO, many people think that Google is an Indian company which is not true.

Very specifically, Google is an American multinational organisation with a strong presence around the World including India. However, we can say that India is the second home to Google because a huge portion of its total workforce is made up of Indians.

Additionally, Google is constructing its largest campus outside of the US in the Gachibowli area of Hyderabad. The size of this upcoming campus is going to be around 7.3 acres.

Google At a Glance

Official name of the companyAlphabet Inc.
FormerlyGoogle Inc (1998-2017)
Established inSeptember 4, 1998
FoundersLarry Page, and Sergey Brin
Service AreaWorldwide
HeadquartersGoogleplex, Mountain View, California, U.S.
Number of Employees1,39,000+

Founders and Origin of Google

The story behind the establishment of Google has been fascinating. It was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998. They both were bright and ambitious students of Stanford University in California. Google was actually their research project started back in 1996.

Scott Hassan was the original programmer of Google who wrote the source code for the search engine. Page and Brin named this company based on the mathematical term called “googol”, which means a number with a hundred zeros.

Initially, they used a unique algorithm called “Page Rank” to rank various websites on their search engine. Google was an instant hit and it became a go-to search engine for most people around the world within a few years.

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Google’s Operations in India

Google has invested millions of dollars in India across various projects. It has four offices in India at –

  • Bengaluru
  • Gurgaon
  • Mumbai
  • Hyderabad

In 2004, Google India started with just five employees. The Bengaluru unit has engineers working on various products and services. On the other hand, Gurgaon and Hyderabad offices manage online ads-related services of Google.

The upcoming Hyderabad campus is going to be the largest office of Google after its headquarters in Googleplex, Mountain View, California, US. The new campus will accommodate more than 13,000 employees.  

Indian Influence on Google

The Indian influence on Google is evident in many aspects. Let’s discuss a few of these –

  • Indian Workforce – Thousands of Google’s employees are either Indians or people of Indian origin.  Engineers and Developers from India have played a crucial role in creating some of the popular Google products and services.
  • Modification in Products and Services – Google understands the value of the population of 1.4 billion in India. It has modified many services to cater to India-specific needs. It offers localised content and provides support to languages like Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, and more.   
  • Investors from India – Not many of you might know that Indian-American billionaire businessman Ram Shriram was one of the first angel investors to invest in Google in 1998. Apart from Shriram, many other Indians have also invested heavily in the company.
  • Collaboration with Indian Companies – Google has invested and collaborated with many Indian companies including Jio, Glance, VerSe Innovation, etc. Additionally, many third-party Indian companies are managing various services for Google on an outsourcing basis.
  • Building a tech ecosystem in the country – Apart from companies, Google has also collaborated with the Government of India to build a tech ecosystem in the country. Its next billion user program is an initiative to increase the reach of the Internet in all sectors of India.

Google’s Revenue in India

In FY 2022, Google generated its highest ever revenue in India which is about 93.49 billion rupees. Here is the year-wise revenue generated by Google India from 2015 to 2022.

Financial YearRevenue in India National Rupees (INR)
2015Rs. 41.08 Billion
2016Rs. 59.04 Billion
2017Rs. 72.40 Billion
2018Rs. 93.37 Billion
2019Rs. 41.47 Billion
2020Rs. 55.94 Billion
2021Rs. 63.86 Billion
2022Rs. 93.49 Billion

Products and Services Offered by Google in India

AndroidAndroid AutoAndroid TVBard
CalendarCars with Google Built-InChromeChrome Enterprise
DrawingsDriveEarthExposure Notifications
Google AlertsGoogle Arts & CultureGoogle AssistantGoogle Cast
Google ChatGoogle ClassroomGoogle Cloud PrintGoogle Expeditions
Google ExpressGoogle FitGoogle FlightsGoogle Fonts
Google GroupsGoogle Input ToolsGoogle MapsGoogle Meet
Google OneGoogle PayGoogle PhotosGoogle Play
Google Play BooksGoogle Play GamesGoogle Play Movies & TVGoogle Shopping
Google StoreGoogle TVGoogle WalletGoogle Wifi
NewsPixelPlay ProtectPodcasts
SlidesTilt BrushTranslateTravel
VoiceWazeWear OS by GoogleYouTube
YouTube KidsYouTube MusicYouTube TV 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which country does Google belong to?

The United States of America

When did Google enter India?

In 2004

How many Indians are currently working in Google?

The exact numbers are not available. However, more than 40% of Google’s total workforce is Asian which includes Indians as well.

Where in India the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai was born?

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

What is the name of Google’s parent company?

Alphabet Inc.

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