Larry Page

Lawrence " Larry " Edward Page ( born March 26, 1973 in East Lansing, Michigan) is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur.

He developed along with Sergey Brin, the Google search engine. The prototype was launched on 7 September 1998. He is also CMO and CEO of the California-based Google Inc. According to Forbes 2013 list of the assets of Larry Page is 23 billion U.S. dollars. He ranks 20 of the richest people in the world acc. Forbes list 2013.

At the University of Michigan, he received his bachelor's degree in engineering sciences, followed at Stanford University, the master 's degree in computer science.


The idea for Google was originally part of an academic research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University, which was filed by this patent. One of the main reasons of Google's rapid success was the PageRank algorithm. Since Page quickly realized the enormous potential stuck to herein, he decided to let his dissertation rest ( to date). First Page tried in vain to inspire the then largest Internet company for this new technology. In August 1998, however, presented Andy Bechtolsheim after a ten- minute presentation of the search engine a check for 100,000 U.S. dollars. As Bechtolsheim assumed Google would be the company, he sat as a receiver Google Inc. a. Since such companies but until then did not exist, reported Page and Brin, the company under that name, so the check could ever be redeemed, the first chief Page was (until 2001 ).

Page got hold of the necessary capital for Google Inc. - unlike many other start -up entrepreneurs that time - not at a major venture capital financiers, but borrowed it for different donors in each smaller sums. Was behind his strategy, not to make use of a large donors dependent, but to retain from the outset the control of the project in their own hands. Thus, the two founders of Google Inc. could also hold the IPO, the majority of the shares and thus secure the necessary impact on the development of their own company. In this step, to the stock exchange on 19 August 2004 Page - At least theoretically - with a possession of 38 million shares at a multi-billionaire.

Page and Brin in 2001 brought the former Novell Manager Eric Schmidt on board. Page handed over the management to guide product development. Schmidt was " to be able to continue to build the company's infrastructure and the rapid growth of Google as well as ensure a consistently high quality in the shortest possible product development cycles ," Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer. Between 2001 and 2011, Schmidt built then with Page and Brin Google one of the leading IT companies, with the number of employees grew from 200 to 24,400.

On April 4, 2011 triggered Page Eric Schmidt as CEO from, who joined the Board of Directors of Google.


Carl Victor Page, Larry 's father Pages, was computer science professor, his mother Gloria Page database developer, his older brother Carl Page Jr. is also IT entrepreneur who, inter alia, once helped to build the company eGroups, which he did in 2000 for 400 million dollars sold to Yahoo.

After a multi-year relationship with Marissa Mayer, Larry Page married on 8 December 2007, the Stanford graduate student Lucy Southworth ( b. 1979 ), with whom he has a son.

On May 14, 2013 Larry Page was known to be suffering from vocal cord paralysis.