Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they are stepping down from top roles at the online giant’s parent company. The founders will leave their respective roles as Alphabet’s chief executive officer and president but will remain on the board. According to a statement, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai will become Alphabet’s CEO, too.
Alphabet was created in 2015 as part of a corporate restructuring of Google, which Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded in a California garage in 1998. The parent company was intended to make the tech giant’s activities “cleaner and more accountable” as it expanded from internet search into other areas such as self-driving cars. The duo moved from Google to Alphabet when it was formed to focus on starting new initiatives.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin Biography
Larry Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who is best known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin.Page was the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, until resigning on December 3, 2019. After leaving the position of Google CEO in August 2001, in favour of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011. Page proclaimed his intention to step aside again in July 2015, to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google’s assets would be reorganised. Under Page, Alphabet is seeking to deliver major advancements in various industries.
Larry Page resigned from his CEO position from Alphabet on December 4, 2019.
Forbes has placed Page 10th in the list “Billionaires 2019”, who, as of October 2019, is the 9th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $55.8 billion.
Larry Page is the co-inventor of PageRank, a famous search ranking algorithm for Google, which he wrote with Sergey Brin.
Sergey Brin is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He, along with Larry Page, co-founded Google. Sergey is the president of Alphabet Inc.— the Google’s parent company. As of October 2019, Brin is the 10th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$53.8 billion.
Sergey Brin immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union when he was 6-year-old. He completed his graduation from the University of Maryland, College Park, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by studying mathematics, as well as computer science. After graduation, he enrolled in Stanford University to obtain a PhD in computer science. Then, Brin met Page, with whom he built a web search engine. The program became popular at Stanford, and they left their PhD studies to start up Google in Susan Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin Achievements
The biggest achievement of Larry Page and Sergey Brin is the formation of Google. Founded in 1998, Google is the world’s top search engine, serving millions of users worldwide. Besides, Google offers many other products and services like Gmail, Google Maps, Blogger, etc.
The charitable arm of the company, Google.org, was formed in 2004. The organisation is dedicated to finding technological solutions to help address global challenges like hunger and poverty.
In 2002, Page and Brin were named in the MIT Technology Review TR100 for being among the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.
The World Economic Forum named Page as a Global Leader for Tomorrow in 2002.
The pair won the Marconi Foundation Prize in 2004 which is given to honour major contributions in science and technology. They were also elected Fellow of the Marconi Foundation at Columbia University.
They both received honorary MBA degrees from IE Business School “for embodying the entrepreneurial spirit and lending momentum to the creation of new businesses.”
In 2004, Brin was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering for “leadership in development of rapid indexing and retrieval of relevant information from the World Wide Web.”
Google Founder Images on India Content
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