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. Larry Page takes over as CEO of Google.
What Made Him Haute: Page has racked up a multi-billion-dollar net worth since launching Google with Sergey Brinin 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: What can be more haute than being promoted to CEO of one of the most successful companies in the world? After launching the company with Sergey Brinn and focusing his efforts in product development and technology strategy, Page is now the leader of this technology monster. He takes over as CEO after Eric Schmidt becomes executive chairman.