The largest database companies were not built in a single day. They grew with the determined efforts of some skilled and hardworking employees. The Chief Executive Officers of those successful companies have provided diligent efforts. Let us go through their lives and know them more closely.
Larry Page – Co-Founder and CEO of Google
Lawrence ‘Larry’ Page, born in the East Lansing of Michigan in the United States is the co -founder and CEO of Google Inc. He is also a well known computer scientist as well as an American business magnate. Page’s father Carl Vincent Page was a professor of computer science in Michigan State University and his mother Gloria was a lecturer in Lyman Briggs College. From his early life, he was attracted towards the computers as he grew up playing with computer stuff all around. He finished his PhD program in computer science from the Stanford University. In the year 1998, Page along with Brin founded Google Inc, which was awarded as one of the Top 100 Web sites and Search engines by the PC Magazine in the same year. Page was announced as the CEO of Google officially in the year 2011. He is also one of the renowned members of the Google’s Board Of Directors. He was also interested in the technology of renewable energy and thus promoted the hybrid electric cars with the support of Google org, which is the well known philanthropic arm of Google.
Jeff Bezos – CEO of Amazon.com (Photo)
Jeffrey Preston, well -known as Jeff Bezos was born in the year 1964. He is a popular investor as well as a business magnate of America. He is the pioneer in the field of ecommerce business and the CEO and co -founder of Amazon.com. Though born in New Mexico, Jeff lived in Texas in his early life as his maternal ancestors were settled there. From his childhood, Jeff exhibited interests in science and technology. In 1986, he graduated from the Princeton University and started working in the Wall Street in the zone of computer science. After that, he worked for Fitel in international trade. He has also worked in the Bankers Trust and in DE Shaw & Co. Amazon.com was born in the year 1994 with an outstanding business plan of Jeff. He was well -known to his employees for his concentration on each and every detail in the business. He was selected as the ‘Person of the Year’ by Time magazine in 1999. Bezos was also recognized as the ‘Businessperson of the Year’ by Fortune in the year 2012. He, along with his wife Mackenzie Bezos donated millions for many social causes for the republicans, democrats and also for the same -sex marriage approval. He is a proud father of four children, including one daughter who is adopted.
Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube
Born in the year 1968, Susan Djane Wojcicki is the daughter of Stanley Wojcicki and Esther Wojcicki. She has two sibling sisters Janet and Anne Wojcicki. She spent her early life in the Stanford campus and she studied history and literature from the Harvard University. She completed her post graduation from the California University in the field of Economics and Science. In her early career life, she worked in Intel in the marketing department. In the year 1999, she became the first marketing manager in Google. She was the pioneer of Adsense, which is one of the important sources of revenue. She proposed the acquisition of YouTube, which was formed as a small start -up at that time. The acquisition took place in the year 2006 and was one of the largest acquisitions by Google. Susan became the senior Vice President and later in February 2014, she was announced the CEO of YouTube. She married Dennis Troper in California and has four children. She is expecting her fifth child in December 2014.
Randall L. Stephenson – CEO of AT & T
The American business executive Randall L. Stephenson was born in the year 1960. He completed his graduation in Science from the Central Oklahoma University and pursued MBA from the University Of Oklahoma. He is the proud member of Council of Foreign Relations and the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He started his career in the field of Telecommunications in Southwestern Bell Telephone. In June 2007, Stephenson was designated as the CEO and chairman of AT & T. In 2009, his total compensation was $20,240,457 with a base salary of $ 1,450,000. In 2013, he received $23,247,167 as a total compensation with the basic salary $1,633,333.
Marcelo Claure – CEO of Sprint Corporation
Marcelo Claure, the CEO of Sprint Corporation was born in Bolivia in the year 1970. He is also the founder and entrepreneur of Brightstar Corp. His family moved from Guatemala to Morocco and then, to La Paz. The childhood of Claure was mostly spent in the La Paz of Bolivia. He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the Bentley University of Massachusetts. He started off his career as an International Marketing Manager in the Bolivian Soccer Association. In 1995, he returned to United States and bought an organization named USA Wireless. He expanded his business and then sold off within one year. He became the president of a California -based company known as the Small World Communications. He started his own business in Florida in the year 1997 with the name of the company as Brightstar. In August 2014, Claure was announced as the Chief Executive Officer of Sprint though he accompanied as board of directors since January 2014. He has been recognized as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a lifetime member in the Ernst And Young Hall Of Fame of Entrepreneur Of The Year. He stays in Miami Beach with his wife Jordan Engard and four children, including two from his previous marriage.
As we have gone through the biographies of the successful CEOs and founders of the greatest database companies in the world, you can easily relate that their keys to success depend on the hard work and the capability of managing people in a better way with good leadership and decision -making abilities.
Author Bio – Eric Mitchell is a popular database expert and also a passionate blogger. In this article, he shares information about the lives and biographies of the CEOs of top database companies in the world.