About Larry Page
Larry Page was Google's founding CEO and grew the
company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into
his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share
responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations with Eric Schmidt and
The son of Michigan State University computer science professor Dr.
Carl Victor Page, Larry's love of computers began at age six. While
following in his father's footsteps in academics, he became an honors
graduate from the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor's
degree in engineering, with a concentration on computer engineering.
During his time in Ann Arbor, Larry built an inkjet printer out of
While in the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University,
Larry met Sergey Brin, and together they developed and ran Google,
which began operating in 1998. Larry went on leave from Stanford after
earning his master's degree.
In 2002, Larry was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for
Tomorrow. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of
the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and together with
co-founder Sergey Brin, Larry was honored with the Marconi Prize in
2004. He is a trustee on the board of the X PRIZE, and was elected to
the National Academy of Engineering in 2004.