Larry Page


Google 21st Birthday Doodle
Google was officially founded on September 27, 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while both were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Why did they start the company? At the time, conventional search engines ranked results by detecting how many times the terms appeared on the page, but Page and Brin wanted to analyze the relationships among websites, thus the PageRank algorithm was created. This meant the website’s relevance was determined by the number of pages, and how many of them that linked back to the original site.