Larry Page

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Page was chief executive officer of Google from 1997 until August 2001 when he stepped down in favor of Eric Schmidt and then again from April 2011 until July 2015 when he became CEO of its newly formed parent organisation Alphabet Inc. which was created to deliver “major advancements” as Google’s parent company,[6] a post he held until December 4, 2019 when he along with his co-founder Brin stepped down from all executive positions and day-to-day roles within the company. He remains an Alphabet board member, employee, and controlling shareholder.[7]

As of January 2024, Page has an estimated net worth of $129 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the eighth-richest person in the world.[8] He has also invested in flying car startups Kitty Hawk and Opener.[9]

Page is the co-creator and namesake of PageRank, a search ranking algorithm for Google[17] for which he received the Marconi Prize in 2004 along with co-writer Brin.[18]