Singhal (age:48) after doing his Ph.D. joined AT&T Labs continuing his research in information retrieval, speech retrieval, and other related fields. He is a very successful man in Google field. Originally from India, he bears American nationality and Indian ethnicity. Yet, there is not any information provided about his married life and wife. He might like keeping his personal life at the low public profile.
His friend Krishna Bharat was the person to convince him to join Google in 2000. Now, Google's core search quality department is run by Singhal. He and his team work for Google search algorithms. According to New York Times, Singhal is considered as the master of what Google calls its "ranking algorithm" — the formulas that decide which Web pages best answer each user's question.
In 2001, Singhal was named a "Google Fellow" for his rewrite of the search engine. He has been honored with Outstanding Achievement in Science and Technology Award at The Asian Awards. He was honorably appointed as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and elected as the member of the National Academy of Engineering. Singhal was even named as one of the smartest people in Tech by Fortune.
Singhal, who always had a love for search, retired from his position of Head of the Google for the philanthropic purposes. His 15 years of service for Google earned him a lot of followers and has a net worth of millions of dollars.