Has an idea ever crossed your mind, without thinking that it would eventually become a venture worth billions of dollars? Well, Larry Page did! For sure you know what Google is and you probably use it every day of your life, not just you but the people around you as well! After all, Google is the best search engine that everyone in the world uses up to this very day. But, how did Larry Page created the number 1 search engine in the world which is now known for the name Google?
Larry Page, a well-known entrepreneur, started as a bachelor’s degree holder from the University of Michigan. He later focused on computer engineering at Stanford University, following the footsteps of his parents. With a research project due, alongside co-founder Sergey Brin, he created the search engine we all know today. Earning them the title of becoming billionaires by the age of 30.
With the primary objective of creating a platform that sorts out countless information available on the internet by popularity and usefulness, Google was formed. The name, which was coined as a typo error of the mathematical term “googol”, is perfectly aligned with their objective as it translated to the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
Both Page and Brin earned a number of notable accomplishments as Google ventured, from a simple research paper to become the top search engine in the world. As word got out that the two university students created an idea worth more than what they had initially thought, they registered it as a privately held company with a domain name “google.com” in 1997. They continued by going public, which raised them $1.49 billion per share in their listing on the stock exchange. But they did not end the story there, as they consistently innovated and expanded the company, which now offers more than 50 media services.
Today, businesses depend more on search engines in gathering and sharing fruitful information on the internet. With its vital role in finding the most relevant source of information with the priority of user satisfaction, Google has consistently become the go-to search engine. Its success, brought by constantly updating its search algorithms and eyeing optimized results for its users above all else, is what distinguishes Google as the number 1 search engine in the world.