Larry Page (right) and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, could not have developed the indispensable search engine had they not been brilliant computer scientists. Brin, 44, is a Russian American who immigrated with his Jewish parents to the United States when he was six. Page, also 44, was born in East Lansing, Michigan, to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father. The two founded Google in 1998 in a rented garage in Menlo Park, California. The company’s mission statement: “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
As a result of a 2015 corporate restructuring, Google is now a subsidiary of Alphabet, a multinational corporate conglomerate. Larry Page is the CEO of Alphabet; Sergey Brin is its president. Eric Schmidt (not Jewish) is the executive chairman.
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