Entrepreneur and computer scientist
Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973 in East Lansing, Michigan, United States.
"Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful"
Son of Gloria Page, professor of programming at the University of Michigan, and of Carl V. Page, professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Michigan, an authority on the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Although his mother is Jewish, he received a secular education and does not practice any religion.
When he was two years old he began attending a school that applied the famous Montessori method.
His interest in computers began at age six, and technology at twelve. It had as a youthful idol Nikola Tesla.
He studied at East Lansing High School, graduating later with honors at Michigan State University, with a degree in Computer Engineering.
PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. The Instituto de Empresa awarded him an honorary master's degree in Business Administration and was the first Alumni society recent engineering graduate from the University of Michigan.
She met Sergei Brin at orientation sessions for new students at Stanford University. At first they did not get along very well, they seemed to disagree on almost everything although very soon they became friends and started sharing ideas, especially in their mathematical interest in the World Wide Web. Between them they wrote an article "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine".
Combining ideas they began to "cram their shared room with cheap computers" and tested new designs for web search engines.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were working on their project, which was growing fast enough and in 1996 they created BackRub, a Google predecessor search engine based on PageRank's proprietary technology. The project proved to be an excellent search engine, and they decided to drop out of university to dedicate themselves full time to the search engine. They asked friends, teachers and family for financial support to buy servers and rent a garage in Menlo Park, California. Soon after, Sun Microsystems wrote them a $ 100,000 check made out to Google, Inc. but it was a problem because the company had not yet been created.
Finally, they founded Google in 1998. The final name was Google because of its similarity to the term Gogol, which in English represents the number 10 raised to 100, alluding to the amount of information they were trying to organize. A year later, they already had a budget of $ 25 million, and they moved their offices to Googleplex, Google's current headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company went public in 2004 and since then its shares have grown stratospheric.
Google is a firm with a market capitalization of hundreds of billions of dollars and one of the most innovative companies in the world. Several times a year it renews its product portfolio, eliminating some and putting others into service. Over the years, Google has gone from being a search engine focused company to covering a wide spectrum of sectors. They have unveiled self-driving cars, autonomous robots, and even nanoparticles to identify and cure cancer.
Page was in charge of the day-to-day running of the company, Brin on special projects. In January 2011, Google announced that Page would be replaced by Eric Schmidt as CEO in April of the same year. On April 4, 2011, Page officially became CEO of Google.
In 2014 Larry Page appointed Sundar Pichai as Product Manager at Google so that he could focus on other projects and business.
He announced his intention to retire a second time in July 2015, to become CEO of Alphabet, the brand under which Google's assets would be reorganized.
On December 4, 2019, Page resigned from his position as CEO of Alphabet. Both Page and Sergey Brin remained controlling shareholders of Alphabet.
Following the tremendous success of Google Inc., they were awarded many awards. In 2004 Marconi Fellows were appointed and Sergei Brin has been a speaker at various international academic, business and technology forums, such as the World Economic Forum and the Conference on Technology, Entertainment and Design.
In January 2020, Page became the world's eighth richest person, with a net worth of $ 66.3 billion.
He married on December 8, 2007, on the Caribbean island of Necker (owned by businessman Richard Branson) with Lucinda (Lucy) Southworth, a biomedical science graduate from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Oxford. The wedding had about 700 guests who had a fleet of planes exercising taxis for comings and goings. They were parents to two children, born in 2009 and 2011.
He suffered an illness that affected his vocal cords. He was diagnosed with paralysis of a vocal cord after a cold that he suffered a decade before and that caused his voice to become rougher.
Did you know...
Google's home page is so simple because when it was created, neither Larry Page nor Sergey Brin knew HTML.
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Artículo: Biografía de Larry Page - Biography Autor: Víctor Moreno, María E. Ramírez, Cristian de la Oliva, Estrella Moreno y otros Website: Buscabiografias.com URL: https://www.buscabiografias.com/biografia/verDetalle/9999/Larry%20Page%20-%20Biography Publicación: 2018/07/22 Última actualización: 2020/03/26
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