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Google Founders To Fly In Style

Google Inc.'s two 32-year-old founders are getting ready to fly in a style that reflects their billionaire status.
Google Inc.'s two 32-year-old founders are getting ready to fly in a style that reflects their billionaire status.

Sergey Brin and Larry Page bought earlier this year a Boeing 767-200 wide-body airliner, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Not typically used as a corporate jet, the airliner carries 180 passengers, and is more than two-thirds longer and three times as heavy as most business jets.

In an interview with the newspaper, Page said the jetliner would be refurbished to hold about 50 passengers. He declined to give further details, but people familiar with the project told the Wall Street Journal that the jetliner would have a sitting area, two staterooms and a large sitting-and-dining area.

Brin and Page have a combined net worth of more than $20 billion, the newspaper said. The two founders bought the plane themselves and will use it for personal travel. There are no plans to have Google cover the costs, Page told the Journal.

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