Larry Page

Rank 7

Larry Page

133B

Google

Palo Alto, California

United States

  • Page has avoided public appearances since Sundar Pichai became Google's CEO, including Alphabet's 2019 shareholders meeting -- much to investors' chagrin.
  • Page is a clean energy advocate; his Palo Alto home uses fuel cells and geothermal energy.
  • Larry Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, in 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder.
  • He cofounded Google in 1998 with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin.
  • With Brin, Page invented Google's PageRank algorithm, which powers the search engine.
  • Page was CEO until 2001, when Eric Schmidt took over, and then from 2011 until 2015, when he became CEO of Google's new parent firm Alphabet.