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Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973. He is an American entrepreneur that co-founded Google and is a chief executive officer of Alphabet inc. He was married on the year of 2007 with Lucinda Southworth and had two children. Their children's names are unknown but one was a boy born in the year of 2009 and the second child was born in the year of 2011.[1]

Larry Page in the European Parliament, 17.06.2009 (cropped1)
Larry Page is the co-founded Google with Sergrey Brin. Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet inc.
BornMarch 26, 1973
Field of ResearchComputer Engineering
Birth PlaceEast Lansing, Michigan
Net Worth56 Billion USD
SpouseLucinda Southworth
Children2 Children (Unknown names)

Early life[edit | edit source]

Larry Page was born in East Lansing, Michigan on March 26, 1973. His father's name is Carl Page, he had a computer science career in artificial intelligence. His mother Gloria Page teaches computer science to students.[2] At the age of 12 he wanted to start a company because he was interested in innovation and business[3]. As a kid played saxophone and tried to play percussion.[4] He was in the school's solar car team which they had an idea of creating a rapid transportation system between all of University of Michigan campuses.[4]

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Education[edit | edit source]

He went to get a Bachelors degree in Computer Science at the University of Michigan. Then he decided to study further in which he went to Stanford University. Larry Page made a friend named Sergrey Brin and they collaborated on a project of making a search engine. They called the search engine Google. They launched the project in 1988.[2]

Google[edit | edit source]

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Google began as a search engine. Google is a company that focuses on internet programs and services.[5]'

1988- when Google was officially named a company

2001- Eric Schmidt became the CEO of Google

2004- Made a social networking site called Orkut and they made a Google Desktop Search, plus they made a website called which helped problems and issues socially

2005- They released Google Maps,Google Reader, Blogger Mobile and iGoogle

2006- Google got YouTube and added a chatting feature to Gmail

2007- Partnered with Salesforce and China Mobile. Later in the year partnered with Google Apps for education that branched through Rwanda and Kenya

2008- Updated Google Earth,created Google Sites and Google Health

2009- Launched Google Latitude, updated Google Earth

2010- Google got Picnik and Aardvark, which they made a marketplace that allowed developers to create apps using the cloud

2011- Larry Page was named CEO and Eric Schmidt became Executive Chairman. The shut down Google Health.


Achievements & Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

2002 - TR100 (Top 100 innovators in the world)

2002 - Global leader for tomorrow

2004 - Marconi Foundation Prize with Sergrey Brin


2004- X Prize , appointed to National Academy Engineering

2008- Communication award

2009- honorary doctorate at University of Michigan

2011- 24th on the Forbes list of billionaires, 11th richest in the U.S

2014- Business person of the year on the magazine name Fortune

2015- 1st in Forbes America's Most Popular Chief Executives


Intresting Facts[edit | edit source]

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Larry page has a one dollar salary which basically means that owners of companies can elect to earn one dollar per year from your company.[8]

He has a disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.[9]

Larry Page invests in Kitty Hawk, Planetary Resources, Twigtale, and Tesla.[10]

Larry Page has a estimate home value of a 8 million dollar mansion in Palo Alto, California. The mansion is 8,149 sq ft.[11]

He has a yacht called Senses.The yacht is 45.9 million dollars. [12]

Larry Page owns a island in the British Virgin Islands. The island is called Eustasia Island. Everything is completely solar-powered and has luxury villas on the island.[13]

Controversies[edit | edit source]

Larry page had a statement where he thought that his company did not need any supervisors because they only hired the best of the best. Larry page wanted to do pursue his ideas and blamed project managers for not telling employees to work on them. Larry page was ignoring a human resources boss because she kept on telling Mr.Page that he needs to have supervisors so that employees can get their problems answered in the most quickest and efficient way possible. Although he was the main boss he was not having good practices of proper work environment.[14]

Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. "Larry Page Family". Retrieved 2019-10-01.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 D'Onfro, Jillian. "The spectacular life of Google founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  6. "Who is Larry Page? Everything You Need to Know". Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  10. “Larry Page Investments.” Crunchbase, 2016,

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