In a letter in December, the billionaire duo announced that they would be stepping bachồng from their roles as CEO và president of Alphabet.
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"We"ve never been ones to lớn hold on khổng lồ management roles when we think there"s a better way to run the company," the letter reads. "And Alphabet no longer needs two CEOs và a President." Google CEO Sundar Pichai will be taking over as the CEO of Alphabet.
Page was born in 1973 to lớn two computer science professors at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Even at a young age, he enjoyed taking machines apart and trying to lớn put them back together to underst& how they functioned.
Page went khổng lồ the University of Michigan for undergrad. While there, he was a member of the solar oto team, proposed an overhaul of the school's bus system, and developed other business plans.
Brin and Page met in 1995, when Brin toured Page around Stanford University. Brin was a second-year graduate student in Stanford's computer science department and Page was considering attending. They reportedly both found each other "obnoxious" at first, but they became classmates.
Brin, the more gregarious of the two founders, was also born in 1973 to two scientists. But he was born in the Soviet Union, where his family faced anti-Semitism.
Brin came khổng lồ the US when he was six and quickly proved his academic prowess. At 19, he graduated from the University of Marylvà as a major in math and computer science.
Sergey Brin, pictured, and Larry Page gave sầu Conrad a commanding role at Verily. Stephen Lam/Reuters