Larry Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google, one of the world’s most successful and influential technology companies. He is currently the CEO of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company.
Page was born in East Lansing, Michigan, in 1973. His parents, Carl and Gloria Page, were both computer science professors at Michigan State University. He grew up in a technologically rich environment and was exposed to computers at a young age.
Page attended the University of Michigan, where he earned a B.S. in computer engineering in 1995. He then went on to Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in computer science in 1998. During his time at Stanford, Page and fellow graduate student Sergey Brin began working on a project to develop a search engine called BackRub. This would eventually become Google.
Page and Brin founded Google in 1998 and co-led the company as president of products and president of technology, respectively. Under their leadership, Google quickly grew into one of the world’s largest and most influential technology companies. In 2011, Page took over as Google’s CEO. In 2015, Page and Brin created Alphabet Inc., a holding company for Google and its related companies. The two continue to serve as CEOs of Alphabet Inc. and Google, respectively.
Throughout his career, Page has been recognized for his innovation and leadership. In 2012, he was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Page is a major philanthropist, having donated millions of dollars to causes such as climate change, education, health, and poverty. He also co-founded the Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarships to students in the fields of computer science and engineering.
Page is an advocate of technological progress, having said that “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” He continues to be one of the most influential figures in the tech industry, and his contributions to Google and Alphabet Inc. are invaluable.