10 Most Famous Jilted "Spouses" in Business

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Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt

These two caused an internet tizzy earlier this year when founder Page (pictured right) took the reigns from 10-year CEO Schmidt. While Schmidt remains on the board, his blog post announcing his departure from the role raised eyebrows in the start-up world. To squash rumors of bad blood and silence cynics, Schmidt gave Page a glowing public review, saying he was "ready to lead" and that the "next 10 years under Larry will be even better" than during his own reign.