Self-made billionaire Lawrence “Larry” Page is the CEO of Alphabet Inc. This American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.
Larry Page was born on March 26 1973 in East Lansing, Michigan. His father was a computer science professor at Michigan State University and mother was an instructor in computer programming at Lyman Briggs College.
Speaking about his childhood, Larry once said that his house “was usually a mess, computers, science/technology magazines, Popular Science magazines all over the place.” He studied at the Okemos Montessori School from 1975 to 1979. He earned his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, with honors and a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University.
Larry Page co-founded Google in 1998 with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Brin. He was its first chief executive officer until 2001. After serving as president of products, he took the helm again in 2011. He invented PageRank, Google’s well-known search ranking algorithm.
Page is a board member of the X Prize Foundation. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004. Marconi Prize is one of the many awards and accolades he has been bestowed with.
Larry Page is clean energy advocate. His network of houses in Palo Alto use fuel cells, rainwater capture and geothermal energy. Larry Page is married to Lucinda Southworth in 2007. They have two children.