8 Facts about Larry Page and Sergey Brin


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


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


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


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


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


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


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