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Google’s announcement today that Eric Schmidt will step down as CEO ends what has to be one of the most successful tenures for a chief execu…

Eric Schmidt
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Google’s announcement today that Eric Schmidt will step down as CEO ends what has to be one of the most successful tenures for a chief executive over the last decade. Schmidt has presided over a period of spectacular growth at the search giant. Here are five data points that show how much Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has changed since Schmidt joined in 2001.

Sales

Start: $86.4 million
End: $29.3 billion

Net income

Start: $6.99 million
End: $8.5 billion

Stock Price

Start (2004): $85
End: $626

Market Value

Start (2004): $23 billion
End: $200.43 billion

Employees

Start: 284
End: 24,400

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