Friday, December 07, 2007

Google co-founder to marry on a private island

Wow! Google has some serious money.

Google co-founder Larry Page is set to marry his girlfriend, Lucy Southworth, this weekend on a tiny private island in the Caribbean, US media reports say.

Six hundred guests are reportedly due to attend the ceremony on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, owned by the best man, Sir Richard Branson.

Ms Southworth is a doctoral student at Stanford University in California.

Mr Page, who has an estimated fortune of $18.5bn (£9bn), co-founded search giant Google with Sergey Brin in 1998.

Since listing in August 2004 shares in the firm have risen sevenfold and it is now valued at over $220bn (£108bn).

Mr Brin, who is the joint fifth-richest person in the US along with Mr Page, got married in the Bahamas earlier this year.

Mr Page, 34 and Ms Southworth, 27, have reportedly been dating for over year. It is not known if they have signed a pre-nuptial agreement.