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Creator of Google: Larry Page

Larry Page

Creator of Google: Larry Page

     Larry Page is a renowned American computer scientist and businessman. He, along with his friend Sergey Brin, launched the Google search engine in 1998 and soon this engine became the favorite search engine around the world. Larry's full name is Lawrence Edward Page. Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973 in Michigan, United States. Larry Page studied computer engineering at Stanford University, Michigan. It was here that he met Sergei Brin and both of them created the Google search engine.

   His father Carl Page was a renowned computer scientist and mother was a teacher of computer programming. She received her early education from Okemos Montessori School in Michigan. He graduated from East Lansing High School and after doing post graduation in Computer from Stanford University, he started doing Ph.D. from there on the topic 'Link Structure of the World Wide Web'.


Sergey Brin

      In his research Larry focused on the problem of finding out which web pages link to a given page. If they could create a method to count and qualify every backlink on the web the web would become a more valuable place. After four years of research, both of them developed a PageRank algorithm and they felt that it could be used to create a more advanced search engine than the existing search engines. In the year 1996, his initial version of Google came out, which took the world by storm. Their Google search engine displays pages in order of popularity.

      Larry and Sergey Brin founded 'Google Inc.' in 1998 and soon Google became the most popular search engine in the world. In the year 2013, an average of 590 billion searches were done on Google every day. Google's headquarters is in Silicon Valley, California.

     In the year 2006, Google bought 'YouTube', the most popular website for uploading videos on the web, for $165 billion. In September 2013, Larry ranked 13th on the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. In October this year, he was ranked 17th in the Forbes list of most powerful people. For his remarkable work in the computer world, he was honored with many awards and honorary titles, such as 'Marconi Foundation Award', 'Technical Excellence Award', Webby Award', 'Search Engine Award'.

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