Google Founders' $5 Billion Pay Day

The pair of former graduate students whose idea for a better search engine made them two of the most influential—and wealthiest—businessmen in the world are lining up for another pay day. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google Inc., have adopted five-year trading plans which will net each $2.75 billion. Over the course of the next five years, the pair's voting share in the company will shrink from 59 percent to 48 percent. “The majority of their net worth remains with Google," a Google spokesman told Bloomberg News. Lucky fellows.