Google's 21st Birthday Doodle: How Sergey Brin And Larry Page Changed Search Engines Forever
Google is 21 today. Now, most 21st birthday celebrations can get a bit lairy. There's always that one mate who has one too many sambucas, someone usually ends up being sick in a taxi and your mum ends up taking her top off once again in front of all your mates. Or was that just my 21st?
Anyway, as Google was co-founded by two computer scientists named Sergey Brin and Larry Page, they're celebrating in a slightly tamer fashion, by posting a Google Doodle to their homepage.
Now, despite us not being invited to any Google-themed parties, we thought we'd look into the two co-founders of the most popular search engine in the world.
Who is Sergey Brin?
Sergey is a computer scientist and entrepreneur. He attended Standford University, where he met Larry. They both spent their free time creating a search engine that would sort web pages on their popularity. He married 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki in 2003, however they split after he reportedly had an affair with Google Glass marketing manager Amanda Rosenberg.
According to WealthyGorilla, as of 2019, Sergey Brin's net worth is approximately $52.5 billion (£42.7billion).
Who is Larry Page?
Larry Page was born in Michigan in 1973 - the son of two computer experts. He decided to follow in his parent's footsteps and study computer engineering at Stanford University where he met Sergey. He married research scientist Lucinda Southworth in 2007.
According to WealthyGorilla, Larry page is slightly poorer than Sergey, coming in with a net worth of only $48.2 billion (£39.2billion).
Why did they call it Google?
Larry and Sergey named Google after the mathematical term 'googol' which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros, to reflect their mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the internet. Bants.
What is a Google doodle?
Google describe their doodles as: "the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists."
What events do they make doodles for?
How many doodles have been done?
The team at Google have created over 2,000 doodles so far and have no intention of stopping anytime soon.
We can't see what they come up with for Google's 30th.
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