Larry page is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin, one of the world’s most popular websites. From 1997 until August 2001, Page served as the CEO of Google, then as the CEO of Alphabet Inc. from April 2011 to July 2015. He is still a member of the Alphabet board of directors, a full-time employee, and the company’s controlling shareholder. Google’s creation resulted in a tremendous quantity of cash. PageRank, a Google search ranking algorithm, is co-created by Page and is named after him. In 2004, he and co-author Brin got the Marconi Prize.
Larry Page Early Life
Larry Page’s father was a computer science professor at Michigan State University, and his mother Gloria was a computer programming lecturer at the same university’s Lyman Briggs College. Page was a bookworm as a child, as he stated in his 2013 Google founders letter:”I remember spending a huge amount of time pouring over books and magazines”
When Larry Page was six years old, he was fascinated with computers because he could “play with the stuff lying around.”He was the “first youngster in his primary school to turn in a word processor assignment.” His older brother also taught him how to disassemble items, and he soon found himself dismantling “everything in his house to see how it worked.” “I also understood I wanted to invent stuff from a very early age,” he stated. As a result, I developed an interest in technology and business.
Page graduated from the University of Michigan with honors in computer engineering and Stanford University with a Master of Science in computer science. During this time, he also devised a business plan for a company that would employ software to create a music synthesizer.
In 1998, Brin and Larry Page formed Google, Inc. with the domain name “Googol,” which is derived from the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which represents the massive amount of data that the search engine was designed to investigate. Following the company’s founding, Page appointed himself as CEO, while Brin, a co-founder, functioned as president.
Google had indexed one billion Internet URLs by June 2000, making it the most comprehensive search engine on the Internet at the time. In a news release issued on June 26, the business referenced NEC Research Institute data, claiming that “there are over 1 billion web pages online today,” with Google “offering access to 560 million full-text indexed web pages and 500 million partially indexed URLs.
In 2001, during his first year as CEO, Page attempted to terminate all of Google’s project managers. Page’s plan called for all of Google’s engineers to report to a VP of engineering, who would then report directly to him—he didn’t like non-engineers managing engineers because of their lack of technical expertise, according to Page.
Google’s search engine, Page reasoned, would be used more if it provided results faster. He was obsessed with milliseconds and insisted that all of his engineers, from algorithm developers to data center builders, worry about lag times. He also argued that preserving Google’s home page’s notably sparse design will speed up the loading of search results.
Page took over as CEO of Google on April 4, 2011, following a January 2011 announcement, while Schmidt stepped down to become executive chairman. Google had a market worth of over $180 billion and over 24,000 employees at the time.
Larry Page Investment
Tesla Motors is one of Larry Page’s investments. With the support of Google.org, he has invested in sustainable energy technology. He’s also a backer of the Opener firm, which is working on consumer-oriented aerial vehicles. Larry Page is also interested in how advanced intelligence systems affect society.
Singularity University, a transhumanist think tank, was founded with Page’s support. Singularity University is still supported by Google, which is one of the institution’s corporate founders.
Larry Page Personal Life
Larry Page married Lucinda Southworth in 2007 on Richard Branson’s Caribbean island of Necker. Southworth is a research scientist and the younger sister of Carrie Southworth, an actress, and model. Southworth and Page have two children, born in 2009 and 2011.
Larry Page purchased a 9,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial Revival architectural mansion in Palo Alto, California, built by American artist Pedro Joseph de Lemos on February 18, 2005. Page started buying properties and taking down homes near his Palo Alto home in 2009 to make place for a huge ecohouse. The components from the existing structures were donated for reuse once they were “deconstructed.” The ecohouse was created with the goal of “minimizing environmental effect.”
Larry Page purchased the 193-foot (59-meter) superyacht Sense for $45 million in 2011. Later, in May 2013, Page revealed on his Google+ profile that his right vocal chord is paralyzed as a result of a cold he caught the previous summer, while his left vocal cord was paralyzed in 1999.
Page’s family foundation, the Carl Victor Page Memorial Fund, provided $15 million to aid the fight against the Ebola virus pandemic in West Africa in November 2014. The Carl Victor Page Memorial Fund allegedly had assets in excess of a billion dollars at the end of 2013.In August 2021 it was revealed that Page holds a New Zealand resident’s visa and had traveled to the country on a medivac flight from Fiji for his son’s treatment in New Zealand.
Top 10 Motivational Quotes By Larry Page
1. Anything you can imagine probably is doable, you just have to imagine it and work on it.
2. It’s very hard to fail completely if you aim high enough.
3. If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things.
4. We should be building great things that don’t exist.
5. If we are not trusted, we have no business.
6. You can be serious without a suit
7. You don’t need to have a 100 person company to develop that idea.
8. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.
9. You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby.
10. Any conversation I have about innovation starts with the ultimate goal.