Only six of Google’s earliest employees still work at the internet giant — and that includes founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Some early Google employees have gone on to become entrepreneurs, while others are now angel investors, and a lucky few have gone on to become top executives at other tech companies. A few are happily retired.
In 2015, a Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers and where there careers have taken them. Only six of the original 21 are still at the company, which reorganized to become Alphabet two years ago.
Here is what’s become of the first 21 employees since launching their careers at Google.
Jillian D’Onfro and Alyson Shontell contributed reporting on previous versions of this article.
21. Marissa Mayer joined Google as a software engineer, then became CEO of Yahoo.
Employed by Google: June 1999 to July 2012
Most recent position at Google: Vice president of local, maps, and location services
Current company/position: Mayer served as CEO of Yahoo from July 2012 until June 2017, leaving the company after the completion of Yahoo’s sale to Verizon. These days, Mayer is keeping a low profile, though she recently testified before Congress about about Yahoo’s massive 2013 data breach.
20. Kendra DiGirolamo joined Google as an ad sales coordinator and left three years before the company went public. Now she’s at Driscoll’s.
Employed by Google: June 1999 to May 2001
Most recent position at Google: Advertising sales coordinator
Current company/position: DiGirolamo currently works as a senior business systems analyst at Driscoll’s, a family-owned berry farming company.