Larry Page Biography
|Celebrity Name:||Larry Page|
|Birth Name:||Lawrence Edward Page|
|Birth Date:||March 26, 1973|
|Age:||46 years old|
|Birth Place:||East Lansing, Michigan, United States|
|Profession:||Internet entrepreneur ; Computer scientist|
|Spouse (Name):||Lucinda Southworth|
|Children:||2 (names unknown)|
|Net Worth:||$66.3 billion|
|Last Updated :||March, 2020|
Larry Page is popularly known as the co-founder of Google. He is also the co-founder of Alphabet Inc., and PageRank. Larry Page is currently 46 years old and his physical statistics are given as: height –5ft 7in and weight – 74kg. In this article, we will be sharing the necessary information, concerning Larry Page net worth, biography, career, and family life.
Larry Page Early Life
Larry Page’s birth name is Lawrence Edward Page. He was born on the 26th of March, 1973 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Larry Page is like a leaf that does not drop far from its stem; his father, Carl Victor Page Sr., is also a computer scientist with a PhD from the University of Michigan. Larry Page’s father is known to be one of the brains behind the pioneering of computer science and artificial intelligence. Thereafter, he became a professor of computer science at the Michigan State University. Larry Page’s mother was equally an expert in the “family’s profession”. His Jewish mother, Gloria, worked as a computer programming instructor at the Lyman Briggs College under the Michigan State University. It was as a result of this intellectual background that Larry Page found himself that greatly contributed to the birth of his creative career and invention.
Growing up, Larry Page also knew how to play the flute and learnt music composition. For his education, Larry Page went to the Montessori Radmoor (which was formerly known as the Okemos Montessori School), in Okemos, Michigan. In 1991, he finished from the East Lansing High School. He thereafter proceeded to pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering at the University of Michigan. He graduated with honors and continued to further pursue a Master Of Science Degree in computer science at the prestigious Stanford University.
Larry Page Career Life
Larry Page’s career centers round computer science. His journey to being the CEO of Google Inc., began in 1995 when he met Sergey Brin. The duo later became business partners and together, they achieved the landmark of establishing Google Inc., three years later in 1998. Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s innovation came about as a product of a research project while they were at Stanford University. Their project was to create a search engine that would present results based on the most popular pages, concluding that these popular pages would most likely be the most relevant to users. They therefore named this search engine “Google” derived from “googol”, a mathematical word that means No. 1 followed by 100 zeros.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to pursue their dreams to the highest by soliciting $1 million from family, friends and investors to start up the company in 1998. Over the 2 decades since the establishment of Google, the company has grown to be one of the leading technology companies in the world with an average of 5.9 billion searches every day (as recorded in 2013). Currently, Google has its headquarters in Silicon Valley, California.
In 2015, Larry Page and Sergey Brin advanced to creating a new parent company over Google, called “Alphabet”, with Larry Page as the CEO of Alphabet. As at December 3, 2019, Larry Page stepped down from his CEO positions. He however retains his huge influence over the company’s affairs.
Larry Page Awards and Recognition
In 2004, Larry Page became the recipient of the Marconi Prize along with Brin. Furthermore, Page was praised as a “World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow” by MIT’s Technology Review publication in 2002. The publication listed Larry Page and Sergey Brin as part of the top 100 innovators in the world below 35 years of age. The following year, Larry Page was awarded an honorary MBA from IE Business School. He was also an award recipient for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the same year – 2003.
In 2004, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were inducted as Fellows of the Marconi Foundation of Columbia University, and awarded with the Marconi Foundation’s Prize for their contribution to modern information technology. In addition, Larry Page has an honorary doctorate from the University of Michigan. In August 2017, Larry Page was given an honorary citizenship of Agrigento, Italy.
Larry Page Personal Life and Relationship
Larry Page is currently married to Lucinda Southworth. The couple tied the knots in Richard Branson’s Necker Island, in 2007. Together, the couple has two children; the first was born in 2009, while the other, in 2011.
Larry Page Net Worth
As of January 2020, Larry Page net worth is $66.3 billion, making him the 8th richest man in the world (according to Wikipedia). According to Forbes in 2011, Larry Page was number 24 on the Forbes List of Billionaires, and the 11th richest person in the United States. However, he rose to number 6 on the 2019 list of billionaires. Larry Page owns approximately 6% stake in Alphabet. With Veto-voting powers, Larry Page and fellow co-founding partner, Brin control 51% of the company’s voting franchise.
Indeed, Larry Page net worth comes from different sources. One of the sources of his net worth is his investments in Tesla Motors. He has investments in renewable energy technology.
Regarding Larry Page’s assets, the Google co-founder purchased a $7.2 million 9,000 square feet Spanish Colonial Revival architecture mansion in Palo Alto, California. Larry Page also owns a 193-foot super yacht named ‘Senses’ which he acquired at the sum of a whopping $45 million back in 2011
This is all that’s there to know about Larry Page net worth 2020 and biography. The billionaire co-founder of Google is also a philanthropist to the core. He has established the Larry’s family foundation, the Carl Victor Page Memorial Fund which controls assets worth over $1 billion.