- Google reorganized to become Alphabet in 2015, but the way the company is structured is still rather confusing.
- Alphabet is organized in two parts: Google and “Other Bets,” which each house the various other parts of the company’s business.
- On Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also became CEO of Alphabet, and cofounder Larry Page stepped down.
- Here’s a breakdown of all the divisions under Alphabet.
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It’s been four years since Google blew up its entire corporate structure to form a new parent company: Alphabet.
The shake-up was intended to help all of its businesses operate more efficiently, a move former CEO Larry Page was working on for years as a secret project he called “Javelin.”
This move also allowed Page to step back from day-to-day operations to “focus on the bigger picture.”
Now, Alphabet is a massive corporation that encompasses everything from internet-beaming hot air balloons to self-driving cars to Google Cloud. As of Tuesday, Sundar Pichai is CEO of Google and Alphabet, although cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will remain board members and hold controlling shares.
Here are all the companies and divisions within Google’s parent company, Alphabet: