Sergey Brin is the cofounder
of the Google search engine. He and fellow
Stanford University student Larry Page worked
together on a project while doing a Ph.D.
in Computer Science. The Pair left their
studies to focus on developing the Google
search engine. Sergey Brin and his partner
Larry Page went on to become two of the
wealthiest young entrepreneurs in America
with the success of their university project,
Sergey Mihailovich Brin was born in Moscow,
Russia in 1973. The Brin family moved from
Russia to the United States of American
in 1979 when Sergey was 5 years of age.
His father gained work as a mathematics
professor at the University of Maryland
and his mother went on to work at NASA.
Brin grew up fascinated by computers and
had one from a very early age, when home
computers were not common in households
(Commodore 64 days). He went on to receive
a bachelor of science degree at the University
of Maryland, with honors in mathematics
and computer science in 1993. Brin then
went on to start his Ph.D. in Computer Science
at the Stanford University.
While studying for his Ph.D he met Lawrence
Page and went on to work with on a project
to organize the Internet and improve the
way people search for information. They
first nicknamed the project "BackRub"
as it relied heavily on the number and relevancy
of links pointing to a website (later called
"Research on the Web seems to be
fashionable these days and I guess I'm no
exception. Recently I have been working
on the Google search engine with Larry Page."
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Brin and Page left their studies at Stanford
University and started Google Inc. in 1998.
The popularity of the search engine increased
dramatically, forcing the company to constantly
expand its computing power, improve its
technology, and move to bigger premises
(now situated at the "Googleplex"
in Mountain View, California). The company
became a publicly traded company in 2004
(traded on the NASDAQ as GOOG) with individual
shares being valued at $85 each and quickly
rose to $100+ in the first day of trading.
Google has continued to grow through acquiring
and creating new Internet services and products
online. The stock price also grew rapidly
to more than $420 per share at the end of
November in 2005.
"Our mission is to organize the
worlds information and make it universally
accessible and useful. We believe that the
most effective, and ultimately the most
profitable, way to accomplish our mission
is to put the needs of our users first.
We have found that offering a high-quality
user experience leads to increased traffic
and strong word-of-mouth promotion."
SEC Filing of Google
Sergey Brin and Larry Page shared 16th position
on the Richest
Americans list released by the Forbes
business magazine in 2005, having an estimated
$11 billion USD each.
Brin remains active in the company with
the role of the president of Technology.
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