Larry Page

Lawrence Edward "Larry" Page (born March 26, 1973 in Lansing, Michigan) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded the Google internet search engine, now Google Inc., with Sergey Brin.

Early life and education

Larry Page is the son of the late Dr. Carl Victor Page, one of the University of Michigan's first computer science Ph.D Graduates, and professor of computer science and artificial intelligence at Michigan State University, and Gloria Page, a computer programming teacher at Michigan State University. He is also the brother of Carl Victor Page, Jr., a co-founder of eGroups, later sold to Yahoo! for approximately half a billion dollars.

Page attended a Montessori school in Lansing, Michigan and graduated from East Lansing High School. Page holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan with honors and a Masters degree from Stanford University. At University of Michigan, Page was a member of the solar car team and served as the president of the HKN.


While a student in the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, Page met Sergey Brin. Together they launched the Google search engine in 1998. Google is based on patented PageRank technology, which relies on the structure of links between web sites to determine the ranking of an individual site. Page is still "on leave" from the Ph.D. program.

Page ran Google as co-president with Brin until 2001 when they hired Eric Schmidt to become Chairman and CEO of Google.

According to the 2006 edition of Forbes, Page had an estimated net worth of $16.6 Billion, making him the 26th richest person in the world, one place behind Brin.Page and Brin recently purchased a pre-owned Qantas Boeing 767 airliner for their business and personal needs.

In 2007, Page was cited by PC World as #1 on the list of the 50 most important people on the web, along with Brin and Schmidt.

Page is also an investor in Tesla Motors, which is developing the Tesla Roadster, a 250 mile range battery electric vehicle

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