This company that had its beginnings in a garage located in the town of Menlo Park, California, receives over a billon search requests daily, in fact itís so popular they had a verb put in the dictionary after them, to "google". It seems that Google and its founders have not forgotten its roots and decided to buy the old garage where it all began for an undisclosed sum, though reportedly properties in that area sell somewhere around the $1.1 million mark.
Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are doing well enough that they have accepted a $1 annual base salary for their work at the company, yet they can also be found in the 2006 Forbes list of the richest men in the world, coming in at 26 and 27, with an estimated net worth of $12.9 and $12.8 billion each.
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