SAN FRANCISCO There are scores of eligible
Google millionaires, but as of next month, both its famed
billionaire founders appear to be taken.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, co-founder Larry
Page will marry his girlfriend, Lucinda Southworth, at an
undisclosed location during the weekend of December 8.
Guests have been advised to have their passports available
to travel internationally, the newspaper said.
Earlier this month, Silicon Valley celebrity gossip site
valleywag.com reported that the two would marry on Necker
Island, the Caribbean hideaway owned by Virgin Group
billionaire Richard Branson, on December 7.
Since 2003, Southworth has been a doctoral student in
biomedical informatics at Stanford University. She graduated
from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and holds a
master's of science from Oxford University.
Southworth did not respond to requests for comment. A
Google spokesperson declined to confirm the engagement.
Page, 34, co-founded the now famed search company in 1998
with Stanford University classmate Sergey Brin.
Since the firm went public in 2004, its stock has
skyrocketed to nearly $750 a share and it has become one of the
world's most highly valued companies. Following a week of rocky
trading, shares closed at $660.55, up 4.5 percent on Tuesday.
Page and Brin were co-ranked at No. 5 this year in Forbes'
400 list of U.S. billionaires. Each is estimated to have a net
worth of $18.5 billion (8.9 billion pounds).
In May, Brin married his longtime girlfriend, Anne
Wojcicki, on a sandbar in the Bahamas.
(Reporting by Amanda Beck; editing by Gary Hill)