Co-founder and CEO: Alphabet (GOOG)
Net worth: $87.8 billion
Alphabet ownership: 6% (total $73.7 billion)
Other assets: $14.1 billion in cash
Like all tech billionaires on this list, Larry Page began her journey to fame and fortune in a college dorm.
While attending Stanford University in 1995, Page and his friend Sergey Brin came up with the idea of improving data extraction from the Internet.
After being able to rank pages based on links, the two developed a new search engine technology called backrub.
Since then, Paige and Brin founded Google in 1998, and Paige served as CEO of the company from 2011 until 2019.
Google is the world’s most dominant internet search engine, accounting for over 92% of all searches worldwide.
In 2006, the company acquired YouTube, his platform for top user-submitted videos.
After acquiring Android in 2005, Google released its Android operating system for mobile phones in 2008.
Google was reorganized as a subsidiary of his holding company Alphabet in 2015.
Page was one of his early investors in Planetary Resources, a space exploration and asteroid mining company.
Founded in 2009, the company was acquired by blockchain firm ConsenSys in 2018 due to funding issues.
He also expressed interest in a flying car company, investing in Kitty Hawk and its opener.
Google’s stock price soared nearly 50% in 2021, pushing Page and Brin onto the billionaire list.
Page’s net worth has increased from his just under $52 billion in March 2020 to his $87.8 billion.
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