| Larry Page |
(billionaire, computer scientist)
|Born||Lawrence Edward Page|
March 26, 1973
East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan, Stanford University|
|Parents||Carl Victor Page Sr.|
|Member of||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/2002, WEF/Young Global Leaders/2005|
Google founder. The sixth-wealthiest person in the world
Lawrence Edward Page is an American business magnate, computer scientist, and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of the co-founders of Google, along with Sergey Brin.
Page was born on March 26, 1973, in Lansing, Michigan. His mother is Jewish; his maternal grandfather later immigrated to Israel. However, Page's upbringing has been done without any religious Judaism practice, and he has declared himself no formal religion. His father, Carl Victor Page Sr., earned a PhD in computer science from the University of Michigan. BBC reporter Will Smale described him as a "pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence". Page's father was a computer science professor at Michigan State University and his mother Gloria was an instructor in computer programming at Lyman Briggs College at the same institution
Page was the chief executive officer of Google from 1997 until August 2001 (stepping down in favor of Eric Schmidt) then from April 2011 until July 2015 when he moved to become CEO of Alphabet Inc. (created to deliver "major advancements" as Google's parent company), a post he held until December 4, 2019. He remains an Alphabet board member, employee, and controlling shareholder.
Creating Google built a significant amount of wealth. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as of August 20, 2021, Page has a net worth of approximately $122.9 billion, making him the sixth-wealthiest person in the world.
On December 3, 2019, Larry Page announced that he will step down from the position of Alphabet CEO and would be replaced by Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Page also helped to set up Singularity University, a transhumanist think-tank. Google is one of the institution's corporate founders.
Events Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2004||21 January 2004||25 January 2004||World Economic Forum|
|2069 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2006||25 January 2006||29 January 2006||World Economic Forum|
|Only a few of the over 2000 participants are known|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2007||24 January 2007||28 January 2007||World Economic Forum|
|Only the 450 public figures listed of ~2200 participants|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2009||23 January 2008||27 January 2008||World Economic Forum|
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20130927140332/http://mashable.com/2013/09/27/google-garage-anniversary/#lZ3n3FTRUiqS
- ↑ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3666241.stm
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20150812231302/http://uk.businessinsider.com/google-new-operating-structure-2015-8?r=US&IR=T
- ↑ https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/tech/alphabet-google-co-founder-larry-page-step-down/index.html
- ↑ a b https://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires/profiles/lawrence-e-page/
- ↑ https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/03/larry-page-steps-down-as-ceo-of-alphabet.html
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20170209225625/http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/business/13sing.html
- ↑ https://su.org/about/faq/
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