Google History

Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Google

Larry Page and co-founder Sergey Brin started Google while at Stanford working on their PhD’s. When the company grew too big to be run from their dorm rooms, the founders made a pitch to a computer science professor who wrote them a $100,000 check on the spot. As of 2002, it is a company of almost 400 people, it handles over 1500 million searches a day, and it has been profitable for over a year.