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Google's Co-Founders Each Just Made $4 Billion In One Day

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Google Co-Founders $8B Richer on Shares Surge

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Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have added more than $4 billion to their individual fortunes today as shares of the Internet search giant surged 16 percent.

Ruth Porat, who joined Google in May, yesterday 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 today, a one-day rise of more than $93.