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Lawrence Edward PAGE

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Estimated Net Worth:
At least $41.1 billion
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26 March 1973
United States
Lansing, Michigan, United States
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Lansing, Michigan-native earned a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and appears to have worked in the technology sector after graduation. In 1998, while pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University, he co-founded, with fellow doctoral student Sergey Brin, Google, a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. The company grew rapidly and by 2000, had indexed one billion Internet URLs. Page was Google's first CEO and served in that capacity until ...

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Education History

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East Lansing High School
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High School
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Interesting Facts

Page reflected on Google's culture in a 2012 interview by citing the example of his grandfather and the corporate culture prevalent at his place of employment, saying: "My grandfather was an autoworker, and I have a weapon he manufactured to protect himself from the company that he would carry to work. It's a big iron pipe with a hunk of lead on the head. I think about how far we've come as companies from those days, where workers had to protect themselves from the company. My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they're having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we're doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that."

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Aviation
Description: Page has personally funded more than $100 million into two different self-driving car startups, Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, which are aimed at building flying cars.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Technology - Computers
Description: Page was the President of the University of Michigan's chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, which is the student honor society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also is a Member of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Art
Description: Appears to be interested in art; Page and his wife Lucinda Southworth hosted a June 2013 cocktail party organized by Christies auction house for potential art buyers from Silicon Valley. A report from earlier that year claimed that Southworth had begun to build a collection.

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Giving Profile: Chairman of the Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation. In 2013, the foundation had assets exceeding $700 million and donated more than $40 million; gives primarily to educational, healthcare, social and humanitarian causes. Notable recipients include National Philanthropic Trust, the Harris myCFO Foundation, Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, Research Foundation Stony Brook University, Carter Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stepping Stones International and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, among others. In November 2014, Page's family foundation reportedly pledged to donate $15 million to various non-profit organizations to help contain the Ebola outbreak.

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