Internet entrepreneur, computer scientist Larry Page, together with his institute friend Sergei Brin, created in 1998 a Google search engine.
Larry Page, born in 1973 in Michigan, came from a family of computer scientists, so his decision to tackle computer science at Stanford University was not surprising. It is here that he meets Sergey Brin. Together, Paige and Breen are developing a search engine that sorts the results by the popularity of the search pages, which they call “Google.” Since its inception in 1998, the system has become the most popular in the world, receiving, according to 2013, about 6 billion requests daily.
Early years and career
Larry Page, whose full name is Lawrence Page, was born March 26, 1973 in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. His father, Carl Page, was a pioneer in the field of computer technology and artificial intelligence, and his mother taught computer programming. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, Paige decides to concentrate on studying computer technology at Stanford University, where he meets Sergei Brin.
Birth of “Google”
At Page and Brin University, having come to the conclusion that the results requested most often are the most useful, they are accepted for the scientific project to create a search system that puts the results obtained depending... on the popularity of their views. The friends call Google their search engine, “Google”, from the mathematical term “googol” – a number represented by a unit with 100 zeros, to show their intentions to lay out a huge amount of information available on the net.
In 1998, having brought together a starting capital of 1 million US dollars, the institute comrades founded their own company. Since then, Google has become the most popular search engine in the world, receiving, according to 2013, 5.9 billion requests daily. Situated in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Google in August 2004 makes the initial public offering publicly available, and Paige and Breen become billionaires.
In 2006, Google acquired the most popular website for placing custom YouTube videos for 1.65 million US dollars.
In September of 2013, Page is ranked 13th in the list of “Forbes 400” of America’s richest people. And in October of the same year, his name appears in the list of the most influential people in 2013 under the version of “Forbes” under number 17. To date, as CEO of Google, Paige continues to share concerns about the operational management of the company with Sergey Brin, who is the director for the special projects “Google”, and Eric Schmidt, the executive director of the organization.