Alphabet overview

Alphabet Inc. is the holding company for Google and several Google entities, including Google X, Google Ventures, Google Capital, Calico, and its Life Sciences efforts.

On Monday, August 10th, 2015, CEO Larry Page announced the operational restructuring effort for Alphabet Inc. to replace Google Inc. as the official publicly-traded entity. He announced that all shares of Google would automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. The two classes of shares continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG.

At the end of 2019, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced they were to step away from the 'day-to-day' of running Alphabet. They would, however, retain their 51% ownership.

In January 2020, Alphabet's market cap passed $1tr for the first time. 

Map showing the location of Alphabet

Mountain View, United States

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Key people

Keyun Ruan Google Cloud CISO; Alphabet Risk
Darren Heights Investor & Board Advisory
Sundar Pichai CEO
Eric Schmidt Technical Advisor
Paul Otellini BOD
Barnaby James Principal Software Engineer
Bonno van Der putten Senior Vice President
David E. Weekly Head of Rapid Rollout Lab
Ruth Porat Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Urman Program Manager
Sergey Brin Board of Directors
Ann Mather Member of the Board of Directors
John Doerr Member of the Board of Directors
Anil Patel Partner, Other Bets Portfolio
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