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    Alphabet

Corporate structure may not be what makes business legends, but Larry Page’s vision of a Berkshire Hathaway-like holding company for what was previously known as Google has been realized in the past year. Alphabet shares have risen 34% since the reorganization, which separated Google’s profit-gushing advertising business, mobile operating system Android, fast-growing cloud business, and video network YouTube from its moonshots, such as self-driving cars and smart contact lenses. Operations have chugged along, with a 27% quarterly profit increase. Some moonshots have crashed, but one, self-driving cars, is set to become a stand-alone unit within Alphabet. Page even has an equivalent to BezosÍs rocket project: flying cars through a self-funded startup, Zee.Aero.

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