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Unless you have been living under a rock, you are familiar with the search engine Google. But how many people actually know who came up with the concept of this search engine. Kudos go to a man by the name of Larry Page. Mr. Page and his business associate Sergey Brin developed this concept when believe it or not they were still both in college together at Stanford University. They were not out in search of something that would change the Internet forever, nor were they even interested in starting a business together. They were actually working together trying to complete their Ph.Ds. Google became the topic of their research thesis. Soon after to the unbeknownst of many, it began skyrocketing to be the most visited place in cyberspace. Now everyone seems to be using Google in one area or another, many on a daily basis. Google is extremely popular, but what do we know about the man behind the search engine?

Larry Page hails from Michigan, USA and was brought into this world on March 26th, 1973. Many who he is close to knows that he has always idolized his dad, Dr. Carl Victor Page. Dr Page always encouraged his son's growing interest in computers, and he himself made a career as a computer science professor at Michigan State University for quite some time. Larry Page worked hard and graduated from East Lansing High School. After much consideration he continued his education at University of Michigan studying engineering. Though he chose engineering as a point of study, he still did not stray far from his love of computers. He focused his engineering with a specialty on computer engineering. Wanting to follow in his father's footsteps of teaching, he decided to pursue his Ph.D at Stanford University shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan. It was there he came in contact with his soon to be Google business partner, Sergey Brin.

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin first started to work together on their Ph.D assignments at Stanford, they were assigned the subject "The History of the Search Engine." What they were told to try and accomplish was to search the Internet more effectively and efficiently then the search engines presently in place were allowing individuals to do. The two together came up with the now famous Google Page Rank system. This system gives each and every web page a particular ranking. The ranking is decided upon using a complex system with an emphasis on the structure of links located within each web page. This allowed for better searches and more relevant results to those who used the Google search engine instead of the other search engines that were in place at that time. Because of this concept, Google as a search engine zoomed and continues to zoom in popularity.

Larry Page never completed his Ph.D. He and Sergey Brin realized what they had discovered with Google. They decided together to become business partners. This was back in 1998 and each year since then Google has continued to increase in the number of users, and the amount of revenue. It overtook its competitors in a matter of under a year after its inception. This was and still is literally unheard of in cyberspace. Both Larry Page and Sergey Brin began the Google company with money from their very own bank accounts. Google became a publicly traded company in 2004. Mr. Page was actively involved in the company and managed all areas until 2001 when the amount of Google employees exceeded the 200 mark. Then a man by the name of Dr Eric Schmidt became the CEO. Both he and Sergey Brin began managing the day to day functions, but Larry Page still holds an important role in the operations of Google right until this day.

Larry Page is now 32 years old and is considered the 55th richest man in the world. Last report, he is worth 7.2 billion dollars.