By: Madeline Walters
- attended Stanford & Michigan State University
- real name is Lawrence Page
- worked with Sergey Brin to co-found Google
- married to Lucinda Southworth
- known for co-founding Google & CEO of Alphabet
Shaping of Page-
Born on, March 26, 1973, in East Lansing, Michigan, being born in a household of computer experts with technological gadgets gets you further into technology than others. His mother, Gloria Page, teaching computer engineering at Stanford University, and his father, Carl Victor Page, a pioneer in AI (artificial intelligence) and computer science. Larry had a small advantage in his career. As a child, when Page was bored he played and tinkered with the computers his parents had. His father gave Larry his first computer when his was only six years old.
Lawrence Page studied at Stanford University for his MS, Media Studies, and for his PhD, Doctor of Philosophy Degree or Doctorate of Philosophy, but ended up dropping out. Page also attended Michigan State University, for his BS, bachelor of science degree. Attending Stanford, that's where he met Sergey Brin, the other co-founder of Google.
- college - meeting Sergey Brin-
Larry Page and Sergey Brin attended Stanford together, and during a code project they were partnered together. That computer project ended up being the platform of Google. In 1996, Brin joined in on his BackRub computer project which they explored backlinks to get back to the given webpage. The two then developed PageRanks algorithm, named after Larry, to develop a better search engine than already existing ones. They tested BackRub later that year on Stanford's servers and kept the page simple.
Original Google & Creation-
Google was originally named BackRub, its algorithm, PageRank. Brin and Page realized that PageRank could be used to build a search engine far superior to already existing ones. The algorithm depended on a new technology that analyzed backlinks that connected other web pages together. In 1998, Sergey and Larry developed Google and sent it worldwide, playing of the mathematical term googol, followed by 100 zeros, to reflect the infinite amount of information on the internet.
Currently, Page and Brin are involved in creating Alphabet Inc. while developing more of Google, and improving its results. Alphabet Inc. is a slimmer and newer Google, with a new structure. Alphabet is a collection of companies which the biggest is, of course, Google. Including YouTube, Chrome, and Android, which are developed by Google. Brin and Page are working on cleaning and organizing Google, Alphabet is basically just a slimmed down Google and a collection of companies. Google and Alphabet are keeping Sergey Brin and Larry Page busy.
Larry Page has changed life as we know it in ways that others don’t see, like he’s planning on having balloons give off broadband internet all over the world. He has changed schooling and all sorts of jobs as well as everyday work. Page has already created driver-less cars which are found by Google HQ in California. Lawrence also changed how people research and study with others on school projects.
If you're changing the world, you're working on important things. You're excited to get up in the morning.
You never lose a dream. It just incubates as a hobby.
If your access to health care involves your leaving work and driving somewhere and parking and waiting for a long time, that's not going to promote healthiness.