Google Waymo, from the small garage of Menlo Park to the glories millionaires of Wall Street, the last 20 years for the founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, have been a cavalcade unstoppable to success.
Now, however, the two creators of what is now “the” search engine and everything that is born around, that is, a galaxy of companies with a market capitalization of a billion dollars , and over 115,000 employees gathered together in the 2015 under the umbrella of the holding company, Alphabet, resign simultaneously and with immediate effect from the post of president and chief executive officer.
Why? The official justification is the simplification of the corporate structure, which has always been founded on the “diarchia” Page-Brin. To take their place will be Sundar Pichai, the current ceo of Google, who will also become the company-mother Alphabet.
The choice has been explained thus, in a letter signed by both to the employees: “If the company were a person, it would be a young adult of 21 years, and it would be time to leave the nest. We think that the time has come to take on the role of proud parents, who offer advice and love, but not an annoying surveillance daily” is the explanation of the two.
It seems, therefore, that Sergey Brin, Larry Page want to enjoy the fruits of their twenty-year effort: in 2018, 46 years, rose to tenth and eleventh place respectively in the ranking of Forbes of the richest people in the world, with personal assets for both is almost 60 billion euros.
You will not, however, in the vacation of his natural life, even if you could certainly. Both will continue to sit on the board of directors of Alphabet, will retain their majority share (just over 51% together), and have reported, include “to continue to speak regularly with Sundar, in particular, about the topics which we are passionate!”.
In short, an “almost retired” former classmates at Stanford University, Brin and Page, who have never loved appear too, and devote himself to the management, almost always delegate to the most experienced. But with an eye always on new initiatives.
It seems that lately they are absorbed by the new projects: Page is focusing on electric cars flying with the startup of the Kitty Hawk and the Opener, while Brin is engaged in the construction of an unusual aircraft, it seems like a huge airship, still top secret. The two, in short, they still want to “fly high”.