Larry Page —co-founder of Google
Page earned his master’s degree in computer science at Stanford. While pursuing his PhD at Stanford, Page and fellow student Sergey Brin developed the “PageRank” algorithm, which calculated the relevance of a web page to the user’s query based in part on the number of other pages that linked to it. PageRank became the foundational technology of Google, which he and Brin started in 1998 with Page as the first CEO. From 2001 to 2011, Page was president of products, then resumed responsibility for day-to-day operations as CEO.
Page is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the Marconi Prize, given to those who achieve advances in communications and information technology for the social, economic and cultural development of all humanity.