, the world’s largest Internet company, based on its search engine and online advertising technology. Forbes ranks him as the
26th richest person in the world.
immigrated to the
at the age of six due to his family’s educational barriers in the Soviet Union. Earning his undergraduate degree at the
University of Maryland
, he followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics, double-majoring in computer science. After graduation, he moved to Stanford to acquire a Ph.D in computer science. There he met