He would be left with about 4.4 million shares of Google stock worth another $3.5 billion if he follows through on his divestiture plan for this year. He has gradually been winnowing his holdings in Google in recent years, without giving a specific reason.
Google Inc. declined to comment Friday.
Google’s stock rose $11.42 to close at $785.37 Friday. Earlier in the day, it traded at $786.67 _ its highest price since the company went public at $85 per share in August 2004.
Page controls an 8.7 percent stake and Brin holds an 8.5 percent stake. Each stake is currently worth nearly $20 billion.
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