Google, now a part of parent Alphabet, is one of the most impressive companies to be born in the last two decades. The domain was registered in 1997 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and the company was incorporated in 1998. The “Google Guys” worked out of a garage in Menlo Park, California, with a simple but ambitious mission: to organize the seemingly unlimited amounts of information scattered throughout the web.
It’s almost twenty years later, and we now know that Google’s monetization of search has changed the world. The company basically mints cash for investors each quarter, and this gives Alphabet the leeway from Wall Street to take an unprecedented amount of moonshots to find its next cash cow.
And while the vast majority of people are aware of Google’s success, there are also some things that are less widely known about the company and its history.