NAME: Lawrence “Larry” Page
OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur, Engineer
BIRTH DATE: March 26, 1973
EDUCATION: University of Michigan, Stanford University
PLACE OF BIRTH: East Lansing, Michigan
ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
2. Early Life and Education:
Larry Page was born on 26th March 1973 to a Jewish family in Michigan, USA. His father, Carl Page, earned a Ph.D. in computer science in 1965 when the field was in its infancy, and is considered a "pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence." Both he and Page's mother were computer science professors at Michigan State University. Gloria Page, his mother, is Jewish but he was raised without religion. Both of his parents were professors of computer science at the Michigan State University in their home town. Because of their professions, Page recalls computer equipment and magazines cluttering their home when he was a boy. His father gifted his son Larry a computer when he was just six years old. Page has an older brother, who was apparently responsible for teaching the young Page how to disassemble things in their home and this further fuelled his interest in how everything works. He had always had a strong interest in invention hence his later interest in technology.
Okemos Montessori School (now called Montessori Radmoor) was the first school that he attended from age 2 to 6, and he then went on to East Lansing High School from which he graduated in 1991. After high school he attended the University of Michigan where he obtained his BSc honours in computer engineering. Next he completed a master's degree at the University of Stanford in the subject of computer science. While at the University of ichigan, "Page created an inkjet printer made of Lego bricks" (actually a line plotter), served as the president of the Eta Kappa Nu in Fall 1994, and was a member of the 1993 "Maize & Blue" university of Michigan Solar Car team.
University of Stanford, this is where he would meet his friend and business partner, Sergey Brin, when they both enrolled for the Ph.D in computer science. During this course Page became enthralled by his dissertation theme of web page links and back links, which also sparked the interest of Brin. The pair went on to establish Google Inc in 1998. Their journey started when the pair recognised that they had huge potential together while studying for their Ph.D, and they began their ventures in search engine development by purchasing cheap computer equipment to continue their project from their dorm. Due to the success of the extracurricular activity, the pair decided to suspend their studied to pursue what they realised was a very powerful search engine and a potentially huge business. Brin and Page's family and friends also realised the importance of the project and contributed finances. Page and Brin found a garage to rent in order to house their assignment, and bought servers with the money that their family and friends had given. The project soon gained the interest of Andy Bechtolsheim, a co- founder of Sun Microsystems and wrote a $100,000 cheque for the pair. The cheque from Bechtolsheim had been made out to "Google Inc" which had not yet been incorporated; the boys therefore incorporated the company immediately under the name Google Inc, and later deposited the funds from the Sun Microsystems founder. This was the turning point for them.
His house "He was usually a mess, with computers and Popular Science magazines all over the place" in his childhood. His attraction to computers started when he was six years old when he got to "play with the stuff lying around". He became the "first kid in his elementary school to turn in an assignment from a word processor." His older brother also taught him to take things apart, and before long he was taking "everything in his house apart to see how it worked". He said that "from a very early age, I also realized I wanted to invent things. So I became really interested in...