In 2004, Google became a publically traded company, cementing its mark in history as one of the most revolutionary tech giants of our time. Until then, it had been beetling along as the brainchild of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two college buddies.

Doesn’t it just sound like a movie script?

It gets better.

Google grew to occupy 65% of the online search market, beating out the likes of Yahoo and Bing.

The company has now become a verb – ask any one to Google something and they’ll immediately begin a search on their nearest device.

Not only did Google revolutionize the world online, and organize it, but they’ve given birth to numerous companies and industries.

I’m pretty sure that when they were two college kids sitting around brainstorming they had no idea that the SEO industry would be the competitive industry it is, driving people to improve their websites and work harder for their number one spots.

I’m pretty sure neither of them could have imagined that Youtube would become an every day word, either, and as for launching themselves into the world of social media with Google+ – really?

It’s hard to imagine a world without Google – can you?

You can read more about Google’s history, in finite detail, on their website here.