Co-founder and CEO, Google
Born: March 26, 1973, East Lansing, Mich.
Education: Bachelor's in computer engineering, University of Michigan; master's in computer science, Stanford University
Born: Aug. 21, 1973, Moscow
Education: Bachelor's in computer science, University of Maryland; master's in computer science, Stanford University
Executive chairman, Google
Born: April 27, 1955, Washington
Education: Bachelor's in electrical engineering, Princeton University; master's and Ph.D. in computer science, University of California, Berkeley
You know a company has deep cultural impact when its name turns into a verb. And googling has become, as co-founder Larry Page said, "part of people's lives, like brushing your teeth."
Google has changed how content is distributed and consumed. It has enabled audiences to create and interact with content as never before (think YouTube and Google Maps mashups). It has become the gatekeeper of content and key to its popularity; websites live or die by their Google page rank.