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8 Facts about Larry Page and Sergey Brin

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1. The current CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, is the woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google

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2. Larry Page, has a health condition that is slowly removing his ability to speak

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3. The Google homepage is so simple because when it was created, neither Larry Page nor Sergey Brin knew HTML

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4. When Google became a publicly traded enterprise, founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and CEO Eric Schmidt, requested that their salary be cut to $1. Subsequent offers by the company to increase their salaries have been declined because their main compensation comes from owning stock in Google

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5. ‘Google’ is spelled the way it is because Larry Page and Sergey Brin accidentally misspelled ‘googol’ when registering the trademark and domain name

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6. The first Google Doodle signified that Larry Page and Sergey Brin had gone to Burning Man and were out of the office

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7. Larry Page and Sergey Brin offered to sell Google for $1M and were rejected

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8. Before starting Google in 1998, Sergey Brin & Larry Page tried to sell their algorithm to Excite and Yahoo, but were turned down because it was TOO effective

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