Google was founded in September 1998 by Larry Page230 and Sergey Brin215 while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University230 in California219. Together they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting244 stock. They incorporated Google as a California privately held company on September 4, 1998, in California. Google was then reincorporated in Delaware on October 22, 2002. An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex251. In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc.234 Google is Alphabet's leading subsidiary and will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests. Sundar Pichai244 was appointed CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page who became the CEO of Alphabet.
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Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, and Facebook
Pichai Sundararajan, also known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian American business executive, the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google LLC. Pichai began his career as a materials engineer and joined Google as a management executive in 2004
Google's mission statement is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful