Lawrence Edward Page
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Palo Alto, California, United States
In 1975, Larry Page got enrolled at the Okemos Montessori School (later got renamed as Montessori Radmoor). He studied there till 1979. He later studied at the East Lansing High School and graduated in 1991.
After high school graduation, he got admission in the University of Michigan from where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering. He then got enrolled at the Stanford University and graduated with a Master of Science in computer science.
Larry eventually got enrolled in a Ph.D. program in computer science department of Stanford.
Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist
- Father – Carl Victor Page, Sr. (Professor in computer science department of Michigan State University)
- Mother – Gloria Page (Taught computer programming at Michigan State University and at Lyman Briggs College)
- Siblings – Carl Victor Page. Jr. (Older Brother) (Internet Entrepreneur), Beverly Page (Sister)
Larry Page can be reached through Google Inc.
5 ft 11¼ in or 181 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Larry Page has dated
- Lucinda Southworth (2007-Present) – Page got married to research scientist Lucinda Southworth in 2007 in a lavish wedding held on Necker Island, which is owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branson. Over the course of their marriage, Lucinda has given birth to two children in 2009 and 2011.
Race / Ethnicity
On his mother’s side, he has Jewish ancestry.
Salt and pepper
- Salt and pepper hair
His mother is Jewish but he has made it clear that he doesn’t follow any organized religion.
Best Known For
- Being the co-founder of the iconic search engine, Google and having served as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alphabet Inc. which is Google’s parent company.
- Being one of the richest men in the world with a net worth of more than $50 billion as of March 2018.
First TV Show
In 2004, Larry Page made his first TV show appearance in The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2004 episode of the news talk show, The Barbara Walters Summer Special.
Larry Page Facts
- He got first interested in computers at the age of 6. He claims that he was the first kid in his elementary school to write an assignment in the word processor.
- At a very young age, he realized that he wanted to invent things and by the age of 12, he had realized that eventually, he was going to start a company.
- While he was studying at the University of Michigan, he managed to make an inkjet printer from Lego bricks. Also, to ensure that it printed large posters, he decided to reverse engineer the ink cartridge. Larry had also built the mechanics and electronics to drive it on his own.
- While at the University of Michigan, he was made the president of the Beta Epsilon chapter of the Eta Kappa Nu fraternity.
- Before he decided to study mathematical properties of the World Wide Web for his Ph.D. dissertation, he had considered selecting autonomous cars and telepresence for his dissertation research.
- The research project that eventually gave birth to Google was titled as BackRub. As part of the project, they created PageRank algorithm that went on to define Google’s working mechanism.
- Page and fellow Google co-founder Sergey Brin decided to convert Page’s dormitory room into machine laboratory. They used spare parts from inexpensive computers to build a machine that connected their rudimentary search engine with Stanford’s computer network.
- In 1998, he and Brin officially established Google, Inc. The name of their new search engine was inspired by Googol, which is essentially a number that comprises of one followed by hundred zeros.
- In 2005, he spearheaded Google’s acquisition of Android for $50 million. He wasn’t the CEO of the company, the position which was held by Eric Schmidt, and Schmidt didn’t have any knowledge of the acquisition.
- In August 2011, he led Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. With his acquisition, he aimed to protect Android from lawsuits by companies such as Microsoft and Apple.
- In September 2013, he announced the launch of his independent initiative, Calico, which was an R&D project in the field of biotechnology.
- He has made an investment in Tesla Motors, which aims to manufacture electronic cars on large scale. He has used Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, to promote the use of electronic vehicles.
- He has made huge investments in renewable energy sources and was a key driving figure in the development and establishment of Google-owned wind farm power plants.
- In 2011, he bought the superyacht Senses as he paid $45 million to acquire it. The luxury yacht comes with 10 luxury suites, helipad, gym, and multi-level sun decks.
- In May 2013, he revealed that his right vocal cord was paralyzed from the cold that he caught previous summer. Also, his left vocal cord had been paralyzed since 1999.
- He is reported to have donated more than $20 million to a vocal-cord nerve-function research program pursued at the Voice Health Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
- He has established his family charity foundation the “Carl Victor Page Memorial Fund”, which was reported to have assets valued over a billion dollars by the end of 2013.
- In November 2014, Page and his wife donated $15 million to aid fight against the Ebola virus epidemic that was ravaging West Africa.
- In 2009, Larry was awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater the University of Michigan at the graduation commencement ceremony.
- In August 2017, Larry was honored with an honorary citizenship of Agrigento, Italy.
- Along with Sergey Brin, he was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.
- In 2002, Larry was declared the Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
- He doesn’t have any social media account.
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