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Lawrence Edward PAGE

Primary Position:
CEO
Primary Company:
Alphabet
Estimated Net Worth:
At least $39.9 billion
Source of Wealth:
Self-Made
Age:
43
Birthday:
26 March 1973
Religion:
Unknown
Nationality:
United States
Hometown:
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Marital Status:
Married

Biography

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

Institution Name:
University of Michigan
Qualification Name:
Bachelor's degree
Education Type:
Undergraduate
Start Date:
 
End Date:
1995
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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: Sports - Kiteboarding
Description: Reportedly is an avid kiteboarder.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Art
Description: In June 2013, Page and his wife, Lucinda hosted a cocktail party organized by Christies auction house for potential art buyers from Silicon Valley. Reportedly, Lucinda had begun to build a collection.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Philanthropy
Description: Active philanthropist donates to educational, health, social and human services causes.

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Philanthropy

Giving Profile: Generous donor who gives primarily health causes. Lifetime giving exceeds $100,000; recipient include: Carter Center. Larry serves as Chairman, President and Director at the Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation. In 2014, the foundation had assets exceeding $1 billion and donated more than $70 million; gives primarily to educational, social and human services 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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