Google has been a dominant company in terms of offering internet-related services and it is not a secret that the multinational enterprise was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. As the story goes, Brin met Page at Stanford, they became friends, metamorphosed into intellectual buddies, and created the PageRank algorithm which they eventually used to design a robust search engine that ultimately birthed the vastly acclaimed Google of today.
Beyond Google, the American internet entrepreneur has been involved in other profitable and landmark endeavors that have made it impossible for the world to avoid acknowledging him as one of its most influential entities. Way back in 2002, the computer scientist and his partner were acknowledged among the top 100 innovators below 35 years by MIT Technology Review.
The IE Business School awarded them an honorary MBA the following year, just as they equally received the EY Entrepreneur award of the year. 2004 brought them the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award, the Marconi Foundation Prize, and saw them become Fellows of the foundation. A couple of years later (2009), they were inducted into the National Academy of Engineering with Forbes proclaimed them the 5th most powerful individuals on earth.
Sergey Brin Biography (Education)
This Internet entrepreneur was named Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin after he was birthed on August 21, 1973. Though he was born in Moscow in the then socialist state – the Soviet Union, he was practically raised in the United State of America as his family immigrated to the country when he was 6.
Considering the careers of his Russian-Jewish parents, it is not surprising that Sergey turned out a renowned computer scientist. While his mom Eugenia Brin is a NASA researcher, his dad is a University of Maryland’s mathematics professor. It is said that the man stirred his son’s interested in the subject, influencing his educational path and the course of his life.
Sergey Brin received his earliest formal education in Adelphi, Maryland at a Montessori School. He later became a student at a public high school located in Greenbelt, Maryland. The school (Eleanor Roosevelt High School) helped Sergey to polish his knowledge in mathematics, engineering, science, and technology. He moved on to the University of Maryland where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics. Thereafter, he went to Stanford University for his graduate study on a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation.
His Net Worth
For a man of his merit, it’s not unusual that people have been keeping track of his wealth and, it’s a common knowledge that he’s one of the richest people in the world. Known as the richest immigrant in America, this computer scientist, according to Forbes, is worth $48.7 billion as at the time of this writing. Ranked 13th in the magazine’s list of The World’s Billionaires, Sergey Brin is significantly wealthier than he was in 2015, the year Google restructured its operations and created its parent company, Alphabet.
Serving as the president of Alphabet, Brin’s net worth climbed from $32 billion to where it’s currently at. His properties include the 6,678 square foot home he bought for $5.3 million in Los Altos and the Greenwich Village condo in New York City which he purchased for $8.5 million in 2008. Brin and his partner (Larry) are owners of two planes and according to reports, they pay $1.3 million to house them yearly.
Sergey Brin’s Wife, Girlfriend, and Affairs
The co-founder of Google was once a married man. He married his ex-wife, Anne Wojcicki in the Bahamas sometime in May 2007. The Sergey-Anne union saw the birth of 2 children; they first welcomed their son Benji Wojin in 2008 and then her sister (Chloe Wojin) in 2011. Unfortunately, the kids they share didn’t stop their marriage from falling apart. It first emerged in August 2013 that Brin and Wojcicki are having issues, many doubted this until it was confirmed that they are no longer living together. If there was any hope of the two finding their way back to each other’s arm, it was shattered when they finalized their divorce in June 2015.
Even as details of what led to their divorce has largely remained unknown, there is no doubt that it was triggered by the Sergey’s extramarital affair; he cheated on Anne with a Google employee. Meanwhile, it is believed on certain quarters that Sergey Brin’s girlfriend is Nicole Shanahan – the founder and CEO of ClearAccessIP.
His ex-wife is the co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, a genomics and biotechnology company. Although they are no longer married, they still run The Brin Wojcicki Foundation together.