In a surprise hire, Google tapped the former Morgan Stanley CFO as its finance chief in May. Just three months later, Porat gained even more clout when Google created a holding company, Alphabet, to oversee Google and its other businesses—and named her CFO of that company too. She’s off to a good start: After presenting second-quarter 2015 earnings, Google’s market cap rose by $65 billion.
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|Market Value (as of 9/1/15)||419,837|