Larry Page Biography
Larry Page [full name: Lawrence Edward Page] is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Google with Sergey Brin. Page is the Chief Executive Officer of Alphabetic Inc. (Google’s parent company).
He stepped aside as Google CEO in August 2001 in favor of Erick Schmidt and re-assumed the role in April 2011. In July 2015, page announced his intention to step aside a second time to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google’s assets would be reorganized. Under him, Alphabet is seeking to deliver major advancements in a variety of industries.
He is also the inventor of PageRank which is Googles’s best-known search ranking algorithm. Page received the Marcon Prize in 2004 alongside his business partner Sergey Brin.
Larry Page Age | Larry Page Birthday
Larry Page was born on 26th June 1973 in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. He is 45 years as of 2018.
Larry Page Family
Larry was born in Michigan as the second son of Carl Victor Page Sr. and Gloria Page. His mother was a Jew and an instructor in computer programming at Lyman Briggs College and Michigan State University while his father earned a PHD in computer science from the University of Michigan as well as taught in the same university. The couple filled their home with tech magazines and computers that fascinated a young Larry.
BBC reporter Will Smale described Page Sr. as a “Pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence.” His maternal grandfather made aliyah to Israel but page does not follow any formal religion. His older brother also taught him to take things apart and before long he was taking “everything in his house apart to see how it worked.”
Larry Page Siblings
He has two siblings: an older brother by the name Carl Victor Page, Jr. and a younger sister called Beverly Page.
Larry Page Education
Larry was an avid reader during his youth, writing in his 2013 Google founders letter. He remembers spending a huge amount of time poring over books and magazines. The combined his influence of the home atmosphere and his attentive parents fostered creativity and invention. He also studied Music composition while growing up. He became attracted to computers when he was six years old. He once turned in his assignment from a word processor, making him the first kind in his elementary school to do so.
Page went to the Okemos Montessori school (now Montessori Radmoor) in Okemos, Michigan from 1975 to 1979. In 1991 he and graduated from East Lansing High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan with honors and a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University.
While Page was at the University of Michigan, he created an inkjet printer made of Lego bricks (a line plotter), after he thought it possible to print large posters cheaply with the use of inkjet cartridges—Page reverse-engineered the ink cartridge, and built all of the electronics and mechanics to drive it.
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In his school-going days, Page served as the president of the Beta Epsilon chapter of the Eta Kappa Nu fraternity, and was a member of the 1993 “Maize & Blue” University of Michigan Solar Car team. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, he proposed that the school replace its bus system with a PRT System which is essentially a driver less monorail with separate cars for every passenger. He also developed a business plan for a company that would use software to build a music synthesizer during this time.
When he joined the Stanford University, Page was in search of a dissertation theme. He enrollled for the PHD program in computer science and considered exploring the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web, understanding its link structure as a huge graph. His supervisor, Terry Winograd, encouraged him to pursue the idea, and Page recalled in 2008 that it was the best advice he had ever received. He also considered doing research on telepresence and autonomous cars during this time.
Larry Page Wife and Children
Google co-founder Larry Page is married to Lucinda Southworth since 2007. The two tied the knot on Necker Island, the Caribbean Island owned by Richard Branson. Southworth is a research scientist and the sister of actress and supermodel Carrie Southworth. They have two children born in 2009 and 2011.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin is the fellow founder of Google alongside Larry Page. He is also a computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. Brin is the President of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. while Page is the CEO of the same company. Brin was listed at position 10 on the richest person in the world June 2018 issue by Forbes, with an estimated net worth of US$52.1 billion.
Brin and Page met in 1995 at Stanford University when Page enrolled for his Ph.D studies. They quickly because friends and geeked out about computer science. At the age of 23, Page had a dream and when he woke up he wondered whether it was possible to “download the whole web”. He began working on the idea of ranking webpages by their inbound links as opposed to how many times they contained a queried word. He asked Brin for help and together they worked on a search engine they initially called BackRub.
In September 1977, they registered the Google.com domain with a mission to organize the world’s information. The following year they created a Google Doodle, which was the first ever, to let people know they weren’t around to do damage control if the site broke because they had retreated to the Nevada desert for the free-wheeling art festival Burning Man.
Larry Page Religion | Jewish
Larry Page was brought up by a Jewish mother. However, he was never raised as per Jewish customs or any other religion. Some sources claim he is an atheist while others say he is a Jew.
Larry Page Height
Page is 1.81 m tall.
Larry Page House
Page and his family live in Palo Alto, California in a huge mansion. It is 8,149-sq. ft. home with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. He bought the home i 2005 for $7 million. He also built another home on the same property which is about 6,000 square feet and entirely Eco-friendly, as reported by Palo Alto Weekly.
It has an elevator and green elements like a rooftop garden, solar panels on the roof and pervious paving in the parking lot
Among his other possessions include a Bowing 767 private jet which he co-owns with Sergey Brin. It was built in 1997 and has two staterooms each with a bath room.
Larry Page Net Worth
As of 8th October 2018, Forbes states Larry Page’s net worth at $50.4B and ranked number 6 on the richest people’s list.
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Larry Page Investments
Page is an investor in Tesla Motors. He has also invested in renewable energy technology and with the help of Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, he promotes the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric cars and other alternative energy investments. He is also a strategic backer in the Opener startup which is developing aerial vehicles for consumer travel.
Larry Page Flying Car
The Google co-founder owns three flying cars, his latest being one known as Opener. Page’s first flying car is called Cora, a two-seater flying taxi while his second is a sporty flying boat called Flyer. Both machineries were developed by Kitty Hawk Corporation, an American aircraft manufacturing company tat produces electric aircraft.
eVTOLS (electric vertical takeoff and landing) also known as flying cars are aviation’s electric scooters. A number of companies like Airbus and Uber are working on building the lightweight aircraft and the aerial networks they will require.
Larry Page Yacht
The billionaire owns yacht Senses that was built for Jack Setton, the owner of Setton International. Senses was built at Schweers and is an expedition yacht that was delivered in 1999. It was designed by Martin Francis Design, while Philippe Starck is responsible for her interior.
The yacht can accomodate 12 guests and a crew of 14 with a range of 6,000 nm. Page bought Senses in 2011 for reported fee of US$ 45 million.
Larry Page Quotes
- If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you are doing the wrong things.
- Always deliver more than expected.
- Don’t be a bureaucrat.
- Ideas are more important than age.
- If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.
- Don’t delegate: Do everything you can yourself to make things go faster.
- Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.
- Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future.
- You don’t need to have a 100 person company to develop that idea.
- Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.
- Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.