Lawrence Edward "Larry" Page (Eng. Lawrence Edward "Larry" Page) is an American billionaire, along with Sergey Brin, a search engine developer and founder of Google.
Place of Birth. Education. Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973 in Lansing (Michigan, USA), in a family of teachers: Carl Victor Page, Sr., professor of computer science at the University of Michigan, received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan in 1965, when he was created the discipline of computer science, described by BBC reporter Will Smale as "a pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence"; and Gloria Page, professor of programming at the same university and Lyman Briggs College.
Computers first caught Page's attention when he was six years old, so he could "play with the rubbish lying around" - first-generation personal computers left by his parents. He became "the first child in their elementary school to complete an assignment in word processor" (English) "first kid in his elementary school to turn in an assignment from a word processor"). The older brother also taught Page how to take things apart, and soon Page took apart "everything in his house to see how it worked." Page also said:I also realized from a very young age that I wanted to invent things. So I really got interested in technology and business. I probably knew when I was 12 that I was going to start a company eventually.".
Page attended Okemos Montessori School, now called Montessori Radmoor - eng. Montessori Radmoor School in Okemos, Michigan from 1975 to 1979 and graduated from East Lansing High School in 1991. He attended the Interlochen Arts Center as a saxophonist during the summer periods for two consecutive years in high school.
Page holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan with honors and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University.
Page is the inventor of PageRank, Google's most famous link ranking algorithm. Page received the Marconi Award in 2004.
Business. While studying at Stanford University, Page met another mathematics graduate student, Sergey Brin. Subsequently, they together founded the Internet company Google, which began operations in 1998. Page, along with Sergey Brin, served as president of Google.
In 2001, Google received a patent describing the PageRank mechanism. The patent was officially issued to Stanford University and credits Lawrence Page as the inventor. Page is the inventor of PageRank, Google's most famous link ranking algorithm. Page received the Marconi Award in 2004.
In 2003, the company leased its current office complex from Silicon Graphics in Mountain View, California. The complex has since become known as the Googleplex. Three years later, Google bought the property from SGI for $319 million. By this time, the name Google had entered common parlance, with the result that the verb google was added to the Merriam Webster Academic Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary with the meaning "use the Google search engine to find information." in the Internet".
In July 2001, at the invitation of the founders of the company, the positions of chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Google were taken by Eric Schmidt.
On April 4, 2011, Larry Page became CEO. Eric Schmidt remains Chairman of the Board of Directors of Google.
As of June 20, 2010, Page, Brin and Eric Schmidt owned approximately 91% of Class B shares, which together provide their holders with 68% of the vote. The triumvirate has a decisive influence in resolving all issues related to the competence of shareholders.
In 2015, as a result of the reorganization of Google and the creation of the Alphabet holding company, Sundar Pichai became the CEO of the company.
State. Page is one of the richest people in the world. As of September 17, 2008, with $15.8 billion, he was ranked fourteenth in the Forbes 400 ranking.
In 2011, he was ranked 24th on the Forbes list of billionaires and became the 11th richest person in the US.
As of March 2017, Page is the 12th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $40.7 billion.
Together with Sergey Brin, he bought a Boeing 767 passenger aircraft for personal use.
As of November 16 2018 of the year Page is one of the richest people on the planet with a fortune $49.6 billionranked sixth in the ranking Forbes.
Charity. In November 2014, the Page family's foundation, the Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation, reportedly with assets in excess of a billion dollars at the end of 2013, provided $15 million to help efforts against the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
Family. In 2007, Larry Page married Lucinda Southworth on Richard Branson's Necker Island in the Caribbean. Southworth is a research scientist and the sister of actress and model Carrie Southworth. They have two children born in 2009 and 2011.