Here Are 19 Random Google Facts on Its 19th Anniversary

Google is celebrating its 19th birthday today. Naturally, the search engine giant is celebrating in the most Google-y way possible -- by releasing a special Google Doodle.

This doodle is a bit different, though -- it has a game built into it. Users can spin a wheel to open one of 19 surprises Google has launched over the years.

Cute. But 19 is pretty old in tech years, so we thought that to honor the occasion we'd collect 19 random, in-no-specific-order facts about the tech giant. Happy birthday, Google. And please pick up this article in search.

1. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998.

2. Speaking of Google's Doodles, the first Doodle was designed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as an out-of-office message in case of a server crash while the two founders attended the Burning Man Festival in 1998.

3. Google employs more than 72,000 people.

4. Google leads the world in digital and mobile ad revenue. As Recode reported earlier this year, nearly $50 billion - 67 percent of Google's net digital ad revenue - will come from mobile in 2017, up from $38 billion in 2016.

5. Google owns domains of common misspellings of its name, like,, and more. Google also owns, which is the numerical spelling of Google.

6. In October 2016, statistics showed that Google owned 90.3 percent of the world market share of search engines; as of July 2017, Google owns 86.8 percent.

7. Google is still mostly white, Asian and male. As Recode reported, the percentage of Google employees who are white decreased from 59 percent to 56 percent this year. The percentage of Asian employees increased from 32 percent to 35 percent.

8. Google is named for the number "googol," which is the numeral one followed by a hundred zeroes.

9. Earlier this...

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