Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Google founder Larry Page will soon have his internet success story portrayed on the big screen.
What Made Him Haute: Page has racked up a multibillion-dollar net worth since launching Google with Sergey Brin in 1998. He grew the company to about 200 employees before moving himself to the president of products in 2001. While the recent economic slip has reduced his overall worth by a couple of billion, Google is still the undisputed dominating force in the tech world.
What Makes Him Haute Now: The Facebook founders aren’t the only Internet moguls getting a film made after them. Larry Page and his Google co-founder Sergay Brin will soon have their success story displayed on the big screen. Producers Michael London and John Morris plan to base the movie on Ken Auletta’s book “Googled: The End of the World as We Know It.” Unlike the Facebook movie that portrays the founders in a negative light, the Google movie will emphasize Page and Brin’s cooperative effort to create a better search engine. “The heart of the movie is their wonderful edict, don’t be evil… The intention is to be sympathetic to Sergey and Larry, and hopefully the film will be as interesting as the company they created,” said London. Today, the Internet entrepreneurs share a spot as the 24th richest people in the world, each worth about $17.5 billion. If you don’t believe me? Google it.