Not a bad Friday, then.
Ruth Porat, who joined Google in May, Friday signaled plans to bring more restraint to spending as the Mountain View, California-based company reported profit that exceeded analyst estimates. Shares closed at $672.93, a one-day rise of more than $93.
The fortunes of Page and Brin are up 24% this year, an increase of about $7 billion each, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Chairman Eric Schmidt, who owns 1.3% of Google, has increased his fortune 22% this year, rising $1.8 billion to $10.1 billion.
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