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Vijaya Gadde is an American attorney, who served as general counsel and the head of legal, policy, and trust at Twitter.
On October 27, Gadde was reportedly fired by Elon Musk, following his acquisition of Twitter.
Vijaya Gadde was born in 1974 in India to a Telugu family.
Vijaya Gadde moved to the United States at age three.
Gadde received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and labor relations from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
In 2014, she was described by Fortune as the most powerful woman on Twitter's executive team.
In October 2020, Politico profiled her as "the most powerful technology executive you've never heard of".
She also recieved a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law in 2000.
Before joining Twitter, Gadde spent nearly a decade working at the Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Gadde earned nearly $17 million in 2021 as Twitter's chief legal officer, and earned roughly $7.3 million in 2020.
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