The career rise of Susan Wojcicki, who rented her garage to Google's founders in 1998 and is now the CEO of YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL)

Susan Wojcicki

  • In 1998, Susan Wojcicki rented her Menlo Park, California, garage to Sergey Brin and Larry Page for $1,700 per month. 
  • The next year, she would join Google as its 16th employee.
  • Below is a glimpse at the life of Susan Wojcicki and her rise at Google, from an early employee to YouTube’s chief exec. 

Most landlords only hope their renters pay on time, keep a tidy space, and don’t disturb the neighbors. 

But for Susan Wojcicki, her renters ended up offering up a bit more: the chance to become employee No. 16 at a young search engine startup called Google. 

Of course, it’s taken more than this incredible circumstance for Wojcicki to rise the ranks at Google. From expanding the company’s ad business to convincing founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to purchase an up-and-coming video sharing service called YouTube, Wojcicki has played a vital role in Google becoming one of the world’s most valuable companies. 

Here’s a glimpse at the life of Susan Wojcicki and her rise at Google, from employee No. 16 to YouTube’s chief exec: 

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Susan Wojcicki (pronounced whoa-jit-ski) is 50 years old and a Silicon Valley native.

Source: Forbes

Wojcicki grew up on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California, where her father, Stanley Wojcicki, was chair of the physics department.

Source: USA Today

Wojcicki’s mother, Esther Wojcicki, has taught journalism at Palo Alto High School for more than two decades, where she’s mentored notable students like Steve Jobs‘ daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, and actor James Franco.

Source: Business Insider, SF Gate

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