Sergey Brin vs. Larry Page

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Difference between Sergey Brin and Larry Page

As an Internet user you probably frequently visit sites like Google and Yahoo and you may be wondering perhaps how they came to be. In the case of Google, it all started with two men – Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who interestingly didn't get along well with each other at first. As graduate students of Stanford University, the two would argue about practically everything. Ironically, it is through their arguments that would eventually lead them to solve a mathematical problem that turned out to be Google. 

Sergey Brin
Larry Page

Major Contributions

Sergey Brin and Larry Page are mainly known for founding Google, Inc. in 1998, one of the biggest corporations specializing in Internet search and advertising. Google, in fact, is one of the most reliable search engines, alongside Yahoo and MSN. It has become a household utility, many web surfers refer to web searching as simply a “Google”.


Brin earned his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland with honors. He has a Master’s degree from Stanford University and is currently working on his Ph.D. in computer science also at Stanford University. Brin, along with Page, received an honorary MBA from the IE Business School in 2003. Both are Marconi Foundation recipients of the Highest Award in Engineering in 2004. Brin is now a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Aside from the honorary MBA from the IE Business School, Page also earned an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Michigan. He has been named Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

Under the strong and able leadership of Brin and Page, Google has earned many awards, as well, including “Best Company To Work For” in 2008, “Best Search Engine” in 2003, and “Best Paid Search Program” also in 2003.

Other Interests

Brin and Page are both concerned with the energy and climate problems. They play a very active role in getting companies to search for innovative solutions to energy problems. Both are engaged with Tesla Motors, an alternative energy company that developed Tesla Roadster, the revolutionary electric battery vehicle.

Brin also has made investments with the space tourism company, Space Adventures, based in Virginia, which plans to make a proposed space flight in 2011 possible. Born a Russian, Brin is a member of a networking organization for Russian-speaking business professionals in the United States, the AmBAR.


It’s pretty obvious that these two have more things in common than their love for ideas and innovation.

  • Major contributions – both founded Google, Inc. the largest Internet company specializing in Internet search and advertising technology.
  • Awards and Citations – both achieved honorary MBA degrees from IE Business School, and recipients of the Marconi Foundation Highest Award in Engineering. Brin is now a member of the famed National Academy of Engineering. Page was named Global Leader for Tomorrow.
  • Other interests – both are involved with alternative energy. Both have investments with Tesla Motors. Brin has also invested with Space Adventures which would make a proposed flight into space in 2011 possible.

Who is more famous?
  • Sergey Brin
  • Larry Page

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