Who Owns Google?

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Google is a publicly traded company owned by a group of shareholders. Founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, own most of the shares of the company.

When Google was just a start-up business in Palo Alto, Calif., it did not have enough money to pay its employees the high wages of today’s Google, so they offered them stock in place of a massive salary. Those original employees, including the head of the culinary staff, now either still own a good chunk of shares or have cashed in and enjoy a life of extreme wealth and prosperity because of Google’s explosive growth.