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Lawrence Edward PAGE

Primary Position:
CEO
Primary Company:
Alphabet
Estimated Net Worth:
At least $43.5 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

Native of Lansing, Michigan, Page was born in 1973. He 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 ...

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Education History

Institution Name:
University of Michigan
Qualification Name:
Doctorate
Education Type:
Ph.D.
Start Date:
 
End Date:
2009
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Interesting Facts

In a conversation with American talk show host and journalist, Charlie Rose, at a TED conference, Page reportedly said that after his death he would rather give his wealth to people like Elon Musk, the Founder and CEO of SpaceX, than to any philanthropic organization. He said he wanted to donate his wealth to a capitalist like Musk with big ideas to change the world. Also, In January 2015, Google, along with Boston, Massachusetts-based American multinational financial services, Fidelity Investments, reportedly invested around $1 billion for a combined 10% stake in space transport company SpaceX to support their global satellite Internet service.

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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: Business - Entrepreneurship
Description: Co-founded Google in 1998. In October 2015, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly-traded entity and became its holding company.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Finance - Investment
Description: Page is an investor in alternative energy companies such as Tesla Motors.

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Philanthropy

Giving Profile: Generous donor who gives primarily to educational, social, health and human services 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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