Best Entrepreneur Quotes From Larry Page
Needing very little introduction, Lawrence “Larry” Page is the co-founder and the chief executive officer of the ubiquitous Internet company, Google, Inc. along with Sergey Brin. Educated at the University of Michigan and Stanford University, Page holds degrees in computer science and has invented PageRank, which is what Google’s search ranking algorithm works on. Along with Brin, he owns around 16 percent of Google.
"Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful."
"Lots of companies don't succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future."
"If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach."
"If you're changing the world, you're working on important things. You're excited to get up in the morning."
While studying at the University of Michigan, Page was the President of the Beta Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, which is an electrical and computer engineering honor society, and was a participant in the Solar Car team “Maize & Blue” in 1993. Google has been recognized by PC Magazine as one among the Top 100 Web Sites and Search Engines in 1998. Google has also won numerous awards, including Best Design, Best Image Search Engine, Best Search Feature, Outstanding Search Service, as well as Most Webmaster Friendly Search Engine at the 2001 Search Engine Watch Awards.
Along with Sergey Brin, Page was ranked as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review TR100, in 2002. They received the Marconi Foundation Prize jointly and were selected to be Fellows of the Marconi Foundation at Columbia University. They were also elected as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.
Page has been estimated to be the 11th wealthiest person in the United States and was pegged to be 24th on Forbes list of billionaires, in 2011. His net worth is thought to be $32.2 billion.