Larry Page invented “Google Search” and “PageRank”
Lawrence Edward Page, more popularly known as Larry Page, is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Google, the largest internet company in the world. Page was born in March 1973 in Michigan to computer scientists Carl and Gloria Page. Carl Page earned his Ph.D. in computer science in 1965 when computer technology was still in its infancy, whereas Gloria Page taught at Michigan State University. Page was raised without any specific religious beliefs. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering with honors from the University of Michigan, and his Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University.
Because Page’s parents were one of the earliest computer scientists, he was exposed to computer gadgetry and information from a very early age. This also piqued his interest in the subject very early on. He would often take machines and gadgets apart to see how they operated. After earning both his Bachelor’s and Master’s in computer science, Page decided to enroll in the Ph.D. program at Stanford University. Here, he thrived under the mentorship of his supervisor Terry Winograd. He also met his future business partner, Sergey Brin. They originally met during orientation, where Brin (who had already been in the program for two years) had offered to show new students around, one of whom was Page.