Forbes declare Google founder most powerful man in tech

A recent survey by Forbes has placed the current CEO of Alphabet as the most powerful man in Tech.

Google CEO, Larry Page

Not only is the CEO of Alphabet, Larry Page, the most powerful man in Tech, he is the 10th most powerful person in the world.

Alphabet is a new publicly traded parent company that includes Google, the Google X lab, and businesses such as Calico, Nest and Fiber.

Page had announced in August that he'd be handing over his Google CEO post to the search giant's product czar, Sundar Pichai.

The announcement came soon after Google stock surged in July, propelled by success in mobile search and with YouTube and a promise from new Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat to rein in spending.

Earlier this year Google unveiled Sidewalk Labs, a new subsidiary to improve quality of life in cities, as well as plans to provide mobile phone services in the U.S.

Larry Page cofounded Google in 1998 with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin and was its first CEO until 2001. After serving as president of products, he took the helm again in 2011.

In October 2014, he transferred most of his daily responsibilities to Pichai in order to focus on longer-term strategy. A clean energy advocate, Page's network of houses in Palo Alto uses fuel cells, geothermal energy and rainwater capture.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: