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Google co-founders hold 16 percent stake in company
Shak




msg:1237243
 7:12 pm on May 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each own nearly 16 percent of the Internet search engine leader that they launched nearly six years ago - stakes expected be worth at least $3 billion apiece after the company's initial public offering of stock.

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gopi




msg:1237244
 4:03 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)


Other Google insiders in line for a major windfall include the company's CEO, Eric Schmidt, with a 6 percent stake; board member K. Ram Shriram, with a 2.2 percent stake; and the company's senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations, Omid Kordestani, with a 1.9 percent stake.

Lucky Fellas! - That ram shriram guy bought the 2.2% with a paltry 300k investment , hmm :)

Shak




msg:1237245
 8:16 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

and the company's senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations, Omid Kordestani, with a 1.9 percent stake.

Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kordestani at last years Google Xmas party. What a down to earth kinda guy.

He actually took his Digital Camera out and had a shot taken with a few WebmasterWorld members. (better drop an email to get a signed copy of that then)

Shak

percentages




msg:1237246
 4:35 am on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm surprized.....I expected they would have at least 51% between them! To IPO I figured it more likely they held over 70% and would be selling off an amount that still left them firmly in control.

To cash out with a collective starting position of 32% doesn't sound like a good decision to me!

JeremyL




msg:1237247
 5:38 am on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

percentages, you try asking for millions, upon millions of dollars in venture capital and see how much of the company you get to keep.

caine




msg:1237248
 3:28 pm on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Eric Schmidt, with a 6 percent stake = $2.25Bn. USD.

If my memory serves me correctly!

He was larry and Sergey's lecturer at Stanford, and was to the first to back them financially once they had dropped out of School. Fair play.

Internethydraulics




msg:1237249
 8:54 pm on May 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

I am hearing an $80 price per share, is that what you are hearing?

EliteWeb




msg:1237250
 4:26 pm on Jun 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thats a nice chunk of shares. Good to hold onto a nice huge chunk if theyre gonna let the others take control over it :D

alex_h




msg:1237251
 9:43 pm on Jun 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

They still have control... Read the filing... They've setup two classes of stock, and given themselves absolute control over the company. Despite selling to the public, and the VCs, and everyone else, they are going to take almost $3b from the public, and won't let the owners have a say, just them.

Chris_R




msg:1237252
 4:10 pm on Jun 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes - Alex is right - they get 10 shares for everyone elses.

So even at 16%

16*10=160

100-16=84

So owning 16% of that class gives a huge majority

In fact - as long as they (they 10x times share holders) own 9.5% of the company - they still have control.

Chndru




msg:1237253
 1:58 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>In fact - as long as they (they 10x times share holders) own 9.5% of the company - they still have control.

mm. As long as their combined share is more than 9.09% (together, now that they have ~32%), assuming no one else is offered Class A stock, they would have the veto.

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