Why is it said that the introduction of Google is the result of extreme hard work?

           The story behind the birth of the world’s biggest search engine is not a simple one. There was much hard work and effort behind it, revealed in the lives of its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It was initially conceived as a research project when the two were pursuing their PhD at Stanford University.

             As the name suggested, Google had to contain a vast amount of data that was to be explored by its users. The company Google Inc., had a very humble beginning, and was opened in a rented garage in Menlo Park, California.

              With an initial amount of around one million dollars, Page  and Brin set up the company at ‘Googleplex’ in California in 1998. However, their hard work did pay off, and by 2013, Google became the most sought after search engine, with an average of five million searches in a day.

               The company also expanded to create multiple projects including the Orkut, Google Maps, Google Reader, iGoogle, Google Earth, Google Apps etc. Popular mobile operating system Android was also developed by Google.

                   In August 2015, the announcement of a new parent company ‘Alphabet Inc’ was made, and subsequently, Page and Brin moved to work on the new venture. Following this, Indian American computer scientist Sundar Pichai was made the CEO of Google.