He might be one of the most powerful people in tech, but Google CEO Sundar Pichai likes to keep things simple when he gets up in the morning. Pichai opened up about his early morning schedule in an interview with Recode.
Pichai says that he’s an early riser, and typically gets up between 6:30 and 7 am. Then he does something that seems a bit odd for the CEO of a tech company. “Believe it or not I, read a physical paper every morning. I read the Wall Street Journal every day, and I also catch up with the New York Times online later in the day.”
Pichai likes to have a light breakfast of omelettes, toast and, unsurprisingly, chai. “I like to have a cup of tea in the morning. “I’m very particular about having my tea, that’s very English, (but) I grew up in India.”, he laughs. He’s also vegetarian, so the omelette helps him stock up on his proteins.
Pichai says he doesn’t exercise in the morning, much as he’d like to. “I wish I could exercise in the morning, but I’m not a morning person. I need my time with my paper and tea to wake up and get going.”
The next time you’re having a hard time getting up early, remember, the CEO of Google doesn’t have it any easier.