- Birthday26th Mar, 73
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
- The Star Trek computer doesn't seem that interesting. They ask it random questions, it thinks for a while. I think we can do better than that.
- The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we're a long, long ways from that.
- If you have a product that's really gaining a lot of usage, then it's probably a good idea.
- We don't have as many managers as we should, but we would rather have too few than too many.
- The dream as conceived 25 years ago has not been achieved. Until software becomes the ultimate tool for collaboration, productivity, and efficiency, the work is not done. And there's nothing more fun than doing that work.
Did you know?
- Larry Page's wife has a link with the Bush Family. Lucy's sister Carrie is married to Coddy Johnson, who was the national field director for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign.
- In 2007, Page was cited by PC World as number 1 on the list of the 50 most important people on the web, along with Brin and Schmidt.
- When he was studying at University of Michigan, Page created an inkjet printer made of Lego bricks.
- Google has been ranked as the best company to work for in two successive years, in 2007 and 2008.
- The domain name Google was derived from the term "googol," the very large number written as a one followed by 100 zeros, an expression of the vast universe of data the Google search engine was designed to explore.
- "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine." reasearch paper quickly became one of the most downloaded scientific documents in the history of the Internet.
Family & relationships
Larry Page has a historic peace of property for his home. He bought the deed of this place for approximately $ 7 million. The complete lot is spread over 10, 00-0 feet. He has built another home on the same piece of property, which is 6, 000 sq feet in size. This new home is completely environment friendly. This is a modern, three level mansion, which has roof garden along with solar panels making it a quintessential green building. It also has a 3, 500 sq feet basement and an elevator that stops on all the three floors. The basement consists of kitchen, multipurpose family room and a guest bed room. Page also owns three adjacent properties.
In January 2011, the Google co-founder added to his long list of toys a high-end expedition yacht named “Senses.” Costing a little over US $45 million, the 193-ft yacht was bought from renowned Kiwi businessman Sir Douglas Meyers. . However, for an inquisitive mind that Larry has the decision was not as easy as it seems. He took his own sweet time, chartering similar yachts to gain a clear understanding of how these yachts operate, the finance involve and other details. The yacht was completed in 1999 by German boat-makers Schweers.
Features and Toys
This Yacht has its interior designed by the famous French designer Phillippe Starck. It comes with a helipad, gym, ten luxurious suites and multi level sun decks. Page and his family can enjoy the breakfast on the deck before retiring to the living rooms where they can enjoy movies through a movie projector mounted on the ceiling. Among the army of its high-utility toys the main are a classic 8.5 meters Herreshof sloop, a helicopter and a 13m runabout that could be launched from the back of the mothership.
The yacht offers very comfortable accommodation for up to ten guests and a crew of 14 in its five guest cabins: three double and two twins. The owner's suite is 12m wide and has a walk-in wardrobe.
Senses has a steel hull and gross displacement of 1143 tonnes. Two Deutz AG engine power the yacht by producing a combined output of 3200 HP. The yacht has a rather humble maximum speed of 14 knots, and can cruise for 6500 miles at 11.8 knots cruise speed.
Second living room
Master dining hall
Rest room on deck
Dining area for guests
The Google Jet, as it is popularly known is a Boeing 767-200 is the property of Larry Page and Sergy Brin, the two co-founders of Google. They bought the jet back in September, 2005 for around $ 15 million from Qantas. Originally the jet had a seating capacity for 180, but was modified to seat 50. The google founders are strictly private about their private plane and thus there are not much details available about the interiors of the plane. According to some reports the plane features hammocks hung from the ceiling and possibly a California king size bed for Mr. Brin. Leslie Jennings, who has already done work for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has reportedly done the interiors of this plane. The plane has now been retrofitted, and is jetting Google executives all around the world.
Plush comfort interiors
Larry Page is a big lover of outdoor adventure sports and Kite Boarding is his fav to get all relaxed in and out. He frequents Alaska and Necker Island, the private island of Richard Branson for kite boarding.
Toyota Prius is a hybrid electric mid-size hatchback. It is among the most clean cars of the world based on smog formation and vehicular emissions. This was the world’s first mass produced gasoline-electric hybrid car. The first generation of these cars XW10 was available for a price tag of US $20,000 and was rewarded as Ultra Low Emission Vehicle. The next generation of Prius XW20 was even more environment friendly then the previous version. It uses an all electric A/C compressor for cooling, which is a first in the industry. The engine provided a displacement of 1798 cc and develops a maximum torque of 153 lb –ft. The car also features Automatic climate control with air filter, dust and pollen filtration mode, electric compressor, humidity sensor and push-button controls.
Tesla Electric Roadster
The Tesla Roadster is a Battery Electric Vehicle sports car. It has the distinction of being the first all-electric vehicle in serial production. Larry Page is also a key investor in the firm and thus was one of the buyer of this car. It uses lithium-ion battery cells and became the first car to travel more than 320 kms in a single charge. The roadster has the ability to travel 393 km on a single charge and can race from 0 to 60 km in just 3.9 seconds. It has a base price of US $109, 000.
Tesla Electric Roadster
Zero X motorbike
Another environment friendly vehicle, The Zero X is an Electric Vehicle from Zero Motorcycles, which you can get for just under US $ 8,000. Priced at $ 7, 450 this motorcycle, weighs 140 pounds and comes equipped with lithium-ion battery, and a 23 horsepower motor, which provide it a maximum speed of 60 mph . The zero-x has awesome acceleration with it hitting to 30 mph in just under two seconds and to 60 mph in double of that. The recharging time is just around two hours using a household socket. Lary Page was so impressed by these bikes that he bought 3 of them.
Nearly after a year of dating, Lucy Southworth and Larry Page decided to tie the knot in an exclusive affair at Richard Branson’s Necker Island on December 8, 2007. Branson, also served as Page’s best man. This also means that probably Page isn’t paying too much to use the Neckar Island for his nuptials. According to celebrity wedding planner Sasha Souza, booking an entire island would probably cost around $ 1 million to $ 2 million. They had a list of 600 guests who descended on Necker Island through private jets. According to sources, he contracted with Royal Restrooms to provide a "Regal Portable Restroom Experience." According to Times, former President Bill Clinton and senator Hillary Clinton were among the few power personalities who were invited to this grandesque affair. However, it seems they were not in time to attend these nuptials. To ensure complete privacy, along with the Necker Island, the neighboring Carribean nook Virgin Gorda was also booked completely, with each of its hotel and resort being booked for the day.
Larry has been to Alaska quite a few times. Whenever he needs to breathe some fresh air, he flies off in his private jet to the state of Alaska.