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Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google

Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google

March 3, 2020

Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin. Page was the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company) until stepping down on December 3, 2019. After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001, in favor of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011. He announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015, to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google's assets would be reorganized. Under Page, Alphabet seeked to deliver major advancements in a variety of industries. On December 4, 2019, Page stepped down from his CEO position from Alphabet. Both Page and Sergey Brin will remain controlling shareholders of Alphabet. As of January 2020, Page is the 8th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $66.3 billion. Forbes placed him 10th in the list "Billionaires 2019". Page is the co-inventor of PageRank, a well-known search ranking algorithm for Google, which he wrote with Brin. Page received the Marconi Prize in 2004 with Brin.

Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google

Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google

March 3, 2020

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (born August 21, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin was the president of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc, until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019. Brin and Larry Page will remain controlling shareholders of Alphabet. As of October 2019, Brin is the 10th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$64.1billion. Brin immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union at the age of 6. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics, as well as computer science. After graduation, he enrolled in Stanford University to acquire a Ph.D. in computer science. There he met Page, with whom he built a web search engine. The program became popular at Stanford, and they suspended their Ph.D. studies to start up Google in Susan Wojcicki's garage in Menlo Park.

Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft

Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft

March 3, 2020

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

John D. Rockefeller, Founder of Standard Oil

John D. Rockefeller, Founder of Standard Oil

March 2, 2020

John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest person in modern history. Rockefeller became an assistant bookkeeper at age 16 and went into several business partnerships beginning at age 20, concentrating his business on oil refining. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870. He ran it until 1897, and remained its largest shareholder.

Larry Ellison, Co-Founder of Oracle

Larry Ellison, Co-Founder of Oracle

February 29, 2020

Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. As of October 2019, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the sixth-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $69.1 billion, increased from $54.5 billion in 2018.

Andrew Carnegie (Part 2 of 2)

Andrew Carnegie (Part 2 of 2)

February 18, 2020

Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history.

Andrew Carnegie (Part 1 of 2)

Andrew Carnegie (Part 1 of 2)

February 17, 2020

Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history.

Alan Turing (Part 2 of 2)

Alan Turing (Part 2 of 2)

February 17, 2020

Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. 

Alan Turing (Part 1 of 2)

Alan Turing (Part 1 of 2)

February 17, 2020

Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. 

World War 1 (Part 7 of 7)

World War 1 (Part 7 of 7)

January 22, 2020

Learn about World War 1 from this reading of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

 
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