Larry Page is a great, successful human who developed Google. He developed this along with his friend Sergey Brin. He is one of the most influential people in the world who gained much recognition at a very young age.
Let’s get to know some of the facts about Larry Page:
1. He is a Stanford graduate:
Larry joined Stanford for his Ph.D. in computer science. He met Sergey Brin there only and the common love for computer science made them really good friends.
2. He makes only $1 salary:
Not only Larry but Sergey also makes only $1 as salary per year. But they make money through other assets and subsidiaries.
3. His net worth is $77 billion:
Google is a giant company. It has developed massively in the last 20 years letting the founders make a fortune out of it in their 40s only. Larry’s current net worth is $77 billion. He is also the 10th richest person in the world.
4. He named Google Backrub:
At first, Larry page named Google Backrub, even the search engine in 1999 goes by this name. Finally, the founders realized that the name was unfit for their company and they came up with another name ‘Google’.
5. He also invested in Tesla, Kitty Hawk, Twigtail:
Larry is a smart person and a great entrepreneur. He hasn’t made this huge money just from Google. He has also invested in many great companies like Tesla and other eco-friendly companies.
6. He owns one of the most important companies in the USA and the UK:
UK is the second biggest market for Google after the USA. The company earns a lot from these two countries alone as compared to any other country in the world.
7. He lost money on YouTube:
Youtube was acquired by Google in $1.6 billion. The ads on YouTube are shown by Google. In 2017 a lot of ads shown on Youtube were racist and had extremist content. It costed some serious loss to the founder Larry.
8. His wedding had 600 guests:
Larry page usually lives a very simplistic life and doesn’t believe in any sort of exhibition of his wealth despite being one of the richest men in the world. But he went a little too extra for his wedding in 2007. It was a beach wedding and it was stunning.
9. He had a vocal cord paralysis:
Larry Page went through a vocal cord paralysis at the age of 14 due to an ugly cold. He has an extremely sensitive throat and might even lose his voice if that happens again.
10. He was the Alphabet’s CEO:
Before Sundar Pichai took over him, Larry was the CEO of Alphabet. It was created in 2015 and is the parent company of Google.
11. He owns a $45 million yacht:
Larry owns a huge yacht which is worth $45 million and also has a jacuzzi on the deck along with a helipad. This yacht is expensive, even more than his house and he can pretty much travel the whole world in it.
12. He didn’t talk to Sergey after the mistress scandal:
Larry didn’t talk to Sergey for a long time when a cheating scandal broke into the media. However, Sergey divorced his wife but his behavior was condemned by Larry.
13. A former employee of Google wrote a controversial memo:
Google is also known as one of the most successful companies in the world for the kind of work environment they have. But some years back an employee of Google wrote a memo that dealt with many serious issues like sexism and racism. However, he was fired after this, Google had to suffer a lot of criticism when it came in the eyes of the media.
14. Jeff Bezos was the 1st investor in Google:
Larry got Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, to invest in his company and surprisingly he was the first person to do so. His investment turned out to be very helpful for Google.
15. Some say that he created Google alone:
Well, there are rumors about everything and so there is about this thing. Some people say that Larry did all the work himself, without much help from Sergey.