Larry (Lawrence) Page is an American businessman and computer scientist. He co-founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998 and ran the company as co-president with Brin until 2001.
Eric Schmidt subsequently ran Google as Chairman and CEO until April 2011 when Page succeeded Schmidt as CEO. Larry Page also sits on the Board of Directors of Google and is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google’s search ranking algorithm.
He is an investor in Tesla Motors and he has promoted the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric cars through Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org.
In 2002, Page was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow; in 2004, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering; in 2005, Page and Brin were elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and in 2011, he was ranked 24th on Forbes Magazine’s list of billionaires.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University.