Lawrence Edward Page also known as Larry Page is an American software engineer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin. He is currently one of the most richest and successful entrepreneurs, but how did he get there?
Page was Born in Michigan in 1973. His parents were both computer experts. He followed in their footsteps and studied computer engineering at Stanford University, where he met Sergey Brin. While studying at Stanford University Page and Brin teamed up together for a research project. Between them they created a search engine that listed results according to the popularity of the pages, Showing the most useful page at the top, this was the start of the road for Google and SEO. Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to start raising money, they ended up gathering After raising $1 million from family, friends and other investors, the pair launched the company in 1998.
Google became one of the top search engines, leading to the average 5.9 billion searches per day in 2013. Page and Brin billionaires kept reinvesting and improving the company, the pair received their first offering in 2004 making them billionaires. Google purchased the most popular website for user-submitted streaming videos, YouTube, for $1.65 billion in stock In 2006. This was a major investment which helped carve the path of Larry Page becoming No. 13 on the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America. That October, he was ranked No. 17 on Forbes‘ 2013 “Most Powerful People” list.
While re-investing and overlooking the plans of Google Page has since donated $1.50 billion to charity in total. In 2006 Page founded the Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation (Named after his father). The Foundation raises funds for social issues such as education, medicine, poverty, and family issues. He’s donated hundreds of thousands of Google shares to the charity. One of his biggest donations has been through both the foundation and Google, Page pledged $25 million in 2014 to fight Ebola.
Larry page still inspires many to be the best entrepreneur they can be. Make sure to read last weeks blog Jeff Bezos: Becoming A Billionaire Entrepreneur.