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Why Google CEO Larry Page Would Want His Billions Going to Capitalists With Big Ideas Rather Than Charity, Should He Die

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    Google CEO, Larry Page.
March 21, 2014|5:04 pm

Google CEO Larry Page, who has a net worth of $32.3 billion according to Forbes, said if he should die he'd rather bequeath his wealth to capitalists with big ideas like Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Solar City than to charity.

In a recent TEDx interview with Charlie Rose, page explained his confidence in corporations.

"I'm really dismayed. Most people think corporations are basically evil. They get a bad rap. And that's somewhat correct, if companies are doing the same incremental things they did 20 years ago. But that's not really what we need. Especially in tech, we need revolutionary change, not incremental change," he explained.

In discussing Musk he said: "He wants to go to Mars. That's a worthy goal. We have a lot of employees at Google who've become pretty wealthy. You're working because you want to change the world and make it better. if the company you work for is worthy of your time, why not your money as well? We just don't think about that. I'd like for us to help out more than we are."

He also pointed out that many companies don't succeed overtime because they don't think ahead.
"Lots of companies don't succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future," said page.

"I try to focus on that: What is the future really going to be? And how do we create it? And how do we power our organization to really focus on that and really drive it at a high rate? When I was working on Android, I felt guilty. It wasn't what we were working on, it was a start-up, and I felt guilty. That was stupid! It was the future," he ended.

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