38 Facts About Larry Page

1. Larry Page was the first boy in his school, which brought a printed home assignment.

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2. Larry Page is obviously quite fond of Branson's private paradise, as he married his wife there back in 2007.

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3. Larry Page is not your average thrill seeker, nor is he your average computer scientist.

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4. From this garage, Larry Page took on the role of chief executive officer, with Sergey Brin taking up the job title of President of Google.

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5. Larry Page fired the word 'googol' back, and Sean went to check that the domain googol.

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6. In 2005, Brin and Larry Page were elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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7. Larry Page wrote on his Google+ page that "My wife and I just donated $15 million.

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8. Larry Page applied for Green Point Certification, with points given for use of recycled and low or no-VOC materials and for a roof garden with solar panels.

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9. Larry Page helped to set up Singularity University, a transhumanist think-tank.

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10. Larry Page is a strategic backer in the Opener startup which is developing aerial vehicles for consumer travel.

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11. Larry Page has invested in renewable energy technology, and with the help of Google.

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12. Larry Page wrote that the motivation behind the reorganization is to make Google "cleaner and more accountable.

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13. Larry Page maintained that he would continue as the unofficial "chief product officer.

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14. Larry Page participated in a March 2014 TedX conference that was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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15. In January 2013, Larry Page participated in a rare interview with Wired, in which writer Steven Levy discussed Page's "10X" mentality—Google employees are expected to create products and services that are at least 10 times better than those of its competitors—in the introductory blurb.

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16. Larry Page pushed for keeping Google's home page famously sparse in its design because it would help the search results load faster.

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17. Larry Page believed that the faster Google's search engine returned answers, the more it would be used.

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18. At the time Larry Page conceived of BackRub, the Web comprised an estimated 10 million documents, with an untold number of links between them.

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19. Larry Page considered doing research on telepresence and autonomous cars during this time.

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20. Larry Page attended Interlochen Center for the Arts as a saxophonist for two summers while in high school.

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21. Larry Page said that "from a very early age, I realized I wanted to invent things.

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22. Larry Page was an avid reader during his youth, writing in his 2013 Google founders letter: "I remember spending a huge amount of time pouring [sic] over books and magazines".

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23. Larry Page was a computer science professor at Michigan State University and Page's mother, Gloria, was an instructor in computer programming at Lyman Briggs College and at Michigan State University.

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24. Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973, in East Lansing, Michigan.

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25. Larry Page announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015, to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google's assets would be reorganized.

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26. In August 2017, Larry Page was awarded honorary citizenship of Agrigento, Italy.

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27. In October 2015, Larry Page was named number one in Forbes' "America's Most Popular Chief Executives", as voted by Google's employees.

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28. In 2009, Larry Page received an honorary doctorate from the University of Michigan during a graduation commencement ceremony.

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29. In 2008 Larry Page received the Communication Award from King Felipe at the Princess of Asturias Awards on behalf of Google.

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30. In 2011, Larry Page became the owner of the $45-million 193-foot superyacht 'Senses', which is equipped with a helipad, gym, multi-level sun decks, ten luxury suites, a crew of 14 and interior design by French designer Philippe Starck.

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31. In 2009 Larry Page began purchasing properties and tearing down homes adjacent to his home in Palo Alto to make room for a large ecohouse.

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32. Larry Page ventured into hardware and Google unveiled the Chromebook in May 2012.

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33. Larry Page became passionate about Android, and spent large amounts of time with Android CEO and cofounder Andy Rubin.

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34. In 1999, Larry Page experimented with smaller servers so Google could fit more into each square meter of the third-party warehouses the company rented for their servers.

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35. Larry Page holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, with honors and a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University.

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36. Larry Page attended the Okemos Montessori School in Okemos, Michigan, from 1975 to 1979, and graduated from East Lansing High School in 1991.

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37. Larry Page played Flute and studied music composition while growing up.

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38. As of October 2018, Larry Page was the 9th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $53.4 billion.

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