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Lawrence Page

Larry Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur, the co-founder of Google. On April 4, 2011, Page became the CEO of Google. As of 2012, Page's personal wealth is estimated to be US$20.3 billion, ranking him #13 on the Forbes 400 list of the 400 richest Americans.
Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google's search ranking algorithm, and he and Brin own approximately 16 percent of Google's stock.

Background

Page was born in East Lansing, Michigan, United States (U.S.). His father Carl Page earned a Ph.D. in computer science in 1965—when the field was being established—and is considered a "pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence." Both he and Page's mother Gloria were computer science professors at Michigan State University. Page's mother is Jewish, but he was raised without religion.

Education

  • While at the University of Michigan, Page created "an inkjet printer made of LEGO bricks" (actually a line plotter), served as the president of the Beta Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, and was a member of the 1993 "Maize & Blue" University of Michigan Solar Car team.

Career

  • While in the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, Larry met Sergey Brin, and together they developed and ran Google, which began operating in 1998. Larry went on leave from Stanford after earning his master’s degree.

Achievements

  • In 2011, he was ranked 24th on the Forbes list of billionaires and as the 11th richest person in the United States.
    As of October 2012, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index lists Page as the 27th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of 21.1 billion.

Life Stance

Religion

Judaism

Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. A monotheistic religion originating in the Hebrew Bible and explored in later texts such as the Talmud, Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel.

Personal Interests

Other interests: Page is an active investor in alternative energy companies, such as Tesla Motors, which developed the Tesla Roadster, a 244-mile (393 km) range battery electric vehicle. He continues to be committed to renewable energy technology, and with the help of Google.org, Google's philanthropic arm, promotes the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric cars and other alternative energy investments.

Connections

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  • Membership
    • National Advisory Committee
    • National Academy of Engineering
  • Other connections
    • Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin
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