The majority of Page's fortune is held in Google, the publicly traded search engine company he co-founded with Sergey Brin in 1998. Page is the company's CEO, a title he claimed from billionaire Eric Schmidt in 2011. Together, Brin and Page own about 16 percent of the company. Page has sold more than $3.5 billion of Google stock since 2004.
On a Northern California farm where silage for animal feed once grew, Google Inc. is generating power from more than 100,000 solar panels to heat nearby homes - - and double down on an area of energy many investors shun.
The following timeline details Eric Schmidt ’s tenure as Google Inc. ’s chief executive officer from 2001 to 2011. The company announced yesterday that Schmidt will become executive chairman, ceding the CEO position to co-founder Larry Page .