Technology:Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin pioneered a method of searching the Internet based on links between Web sites, rather than simply the data on individual pages.
Company: This new idea led to the creation of Google in 1998, which has become the Web’s dominant search engine. Since 2011, he has been chief executive of Google, and also sits on its board of directors.
At U-M: B.S., computer engineering, 1995. As a student at Michigan, Page built an inkjet printer out of Lego blocks, and was a member of the Solar Car team.