Not content with swiping the title of world's most valuable firm from Apple, parent firm Alphabet has now issued shares to 43 -year -old Sundar Pichai making him the highest paid boss in the USA.
A regulatory filing showed he has been paid shares in Alphabet worth an eye watering US$199mln (£138mln), bringing his total holding to a cool US$650mln.
The figure was declared "derisory" by Labour, while George Osborne, the Chancellor, claimed it as a success for the government's approach.
Pichai's latest share issue is almost three times what Ralph Lauren was paid over the whole of 2015 - at US$66.7mln.
The next highest paid executive last year reportedly was John Hammergren, of pharmaceutical group Mckesson - who brought in US$131.2mln last year.
Pichai has been at the helm of the internet search engine since Alphabet became parent in a restructuring last October.
His shares will vest incrementally each quarter until 2019.
Last week, Alphabet revealed it was now worth about US$568bn against the maker of the iPhone, which is valued at US$535bn after reporting a profit of US$4.9bn in the quarter to end December, up from US$4.7bn a year earlier.
An increase in online advertising on Google helped the company rack up annual profits of US$16.3bn, although its Other Bets business lost US$3.6bn during the period.
Google shares rose 0.69% on Tuesday to US$687.41.