May 1, 2019

Google CEO Sundar Pichai made $470 million in 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's total earnings in 2018, after calculating older stock that vested, topped $470 million in 2018, according to the latest proxy statement from Google's parent company, Alphabet.

The big picture: Pichai's compensation is one of the highest of 2018, surpassing the $302 million Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took home. Pichai has now made $878 million since 2015. Alphabet's stock price stayed above $1,000 per share in 2018, even as Google faced criticism over antitrust concerns and user privacy.

Go deeper: Axios interviewed Pichai last year after a congressional hearing

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More states issue stay-at-home orders as coronavirus crisis escalates

Data: Axios reporting; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Florida and Georgia governors ordered all residents to stay at home late Wednesday, with exceptions for those engaged in essential services, including health care and government functions.

The big picture: In a matter of weeks, the number of states that issued orders nearly quadrupled, affecting almost 300 million Americans.

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White House recommends Americans wear masks in public

New Yorker wearing a homemade face covering. Photo: Selcuk Acar/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The White House announced that the CDC is recommending Americans wear cloth masks or face coverings in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, President Trump said at a press briefing on Friday — emphasizing the guidance is "voluntary."

Why it matters: The use of face coverings could stop people who have the virus, whether they have symptoms or not, from spreading it further when they go out in public.

Trump calls to fill up more places with oil

President Trump is calling on the Energy Department to find more places to store oil, in the wake of rock-bottom prices and an ensuing economic collapse of the sector itself.

Driving the news: Trump’s comments came Friday during a televised portion of a meeting he hosted with industry CEOs to discuss ways to help the sector. It’s reeling from a historic drop-off in demand with the world shutting down to slow the spread of the coronavirus.