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Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate founded on October 2, 2015, by the two founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, with Page serving as CEO and Brin as President. It is the parent company of Google and several other companies previously owned by them. The company is based in Mountain View, California, at Googleplex. The reorganization of Google into Alphabet was completed on October 2, 2015.

Alphabet Inc.
Public
Traded as
Industry Conglomerate
Founded October 2, 2015; 14 months ago (2015-10-02)
Founders
Headquarters Googleplex
Mountain View, California
, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Eric Schmidt

Larry Page

Sergey Brin

David Drummond

Ruth Porat
Products
Revenue Increase US$74.98 billion (2015)
Operating income
Increase US$19.36 billion (2015)
Increase US$16.34 billion (2015)
Total assets Increase US$147.46 billion (2015)
Total equity Increase US$120.33 billion (2015)
Owner Sergey Brin & Larry Page
Number of employees
69,952 (Q3 2016)
Subsidiaries
Website abc.xyz
Footnotes / references

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate founded on October 2, 2015, by the two founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, with Page serving as CEO and Brin as President. It is the parent company of Google and several other companies previously owned by them. The company is based in Mountain View, California, at Googleplex. The reorganization of Google into Alphabet was completed on October 2, 2015.

Alphabet's portfolio encompasses several industries, including technology, life sciences, investment capital, and research. Some of its subsidiaries include Google, Calico, GV, CapitalG, Verily, X, and Google Fiber. Some of the subsidiaries of Alphabet have altered their names since leaving Google—Google Ventures becoming GV, Google Life Sciences becoming Verily and Google X becoming just X. Following the restructuring Page became CEO of Alphabet while Sundar Pichai took his position as CEO of Google. Shares of Google's stock have been converted into Alphabet stock, which trade under Google's former ticker symbols of "GOOG" and "GOOGL".

The establishment of Alphabet was prompted by a desire to make the core Google Internet services business "cleaner and more accountable" while allowing greater autonomy to group companies that operate in businesses other than Internet services.

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