Sergey Brin Bio | Wiki
Sergey Brin is an American business magnate, computer scientist, and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Google alongside Larry Page. Sergey was the president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019.
He and Page remain at Alphabet as co-founders, controlling shareholders, board members, and employees. As of September 2022, he is the 8th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $94 billion. During an orientation for new students at Stanford, Sergey met Larry Page.
The two men seemed to disagree on most subjects, but after spending time together they “became intellectual soul-mates and close friends.” Sergey’s focus was on developing data mining systems while Page’s was on extending “the concept of inferring the importance of a research paper from its citations in other papers”. Together, they authored a paper titled “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine”.
Sergey Brin Age
Sergey was born on August 21, 1973, in Moscow, Russia. He is 49 years old.
Sergey Brin Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.73 m).
Sergey Brin Family
He was born in Moscow in the Soviet Union, to Russian Jewish parents Mikhail and Eugenia Brin. Sergey’s father is a retired mathematics professor at the University of Maryland, and his mother is a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
He immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union at the age of six. Sergey’s father secured a teaching position at the University of Maryland with help from Anatole Katok. During this time, the Brin family received support and assistance from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. They arrived in the United States on October 25, 1979.
Sergey Brin Wife
Sergey has been married and divorced twice in his life. He was first married to entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki in May 2007 in the Bahamas. They had a son in late 2008 and a daughter in late 2011. In August 2013, it was announced that the couple was living separately after Sergey had an extramarital affair with Google Glass’s marketing director Amanda Rosenberg. In June 2015, they finalized their divorce.
On November 7, 2018, Sergey married Nicole Shanahan, a legal tech founder. They have a daughter, born in late 2018. The couple separated on December 15, 2021, and Sergey filed for divorce on January 4, 2022. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the cause of their breakup was an affair between Shanahan and Elon Musk, a claim denied by Musk and Shanahan.
Sergey Brin Education
He attended elementary school at Paint Branch Montessori School in Adelphi, Maryland, Sergey earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by studying mathematics, as well as computer science. After graduation, he enrolled at Stanford University to acquire a Ph.D. in computer science. There he met Page, with whom he built a web search engine. As of 2008, he was on leave from his Ph.D. studies at Stanford.
Sergey Brin Google
Sergey and Page were both intrigued by the idea of enhancing the ability to extract meaning from the mass of data accumulating on the Internet. They began working from Page’s dormitory room to devise a new type of search technology that leveraged Web users’ own ranking abilities by tracking each site’s “backing links”—that is, the number of other pages linked to them.
They called their updated search engine Google—a name derived from a misspelling of the originally planned name, googol (a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros)—and created the corporation Google Inc. Sergey became the company’s president of technology, and by mid-1999, when Google received $25 million of venture capital funding, the search engine was processing 500,000 queries per day.
Technology executive Eric Schmidt replaced Page as chief executive officer of Google in 2001. However, Google was in effect led by the trio of Sergey, Page, and Schmidt. By 2004 users were accessing the Web site 200 million times a day (roughly 138,000 queries per minute). On August 19, 2004, Google Inc. issued its initial public offering (IPO), which netted more than $3.8 billion dollars for Sergey.
Sergey Brin Larry Page
Sergey and Larry Page met at Stanford University during an orientation for new students where Sergey had gone to acquire a Ph.D. in computer science. The two seemed to disagree on most subjects, but after spending time together they “became intellectual soul-mates and close friends.”
Sergey’s focus was on developing data mining systems while Page’s was on extending “the concept of inferring the importance of a research paper from its citations in other papers”. Together, they authored a paper titled “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine”. The two built a web search engine. The program became popular at Stanford, and they suspended their Ph.D. studies to start up Google in Susan Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park.
Sergey Brin House
Sergey lives in a 30,000-square-foot mansion in Alpine, NJ, that costs a cool $48.88 million. The 42-room new-build home, located at 18 Frick Drive, just 8 miles from the city in one of the nation’s priciest ZIP codes — would be quite the get. The 12-bedroom, 19-bathroom spread boasts an indoor basketball court, fitness center, and a pool.
The pad also comes with a 4,000-bottle wine cellar, movie theater, ballroom, formal dining room, dining terrace, and three bars. As for living quarters, the master suite has two spa bathrooms and dressing suites, and there’s also a fully equipped staff apartment.
Sergey Brin Net Worth
As of September 2022, Brin is the 8th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $86.4 billion according to Forbes list.
Who Is Sergey Brin
Sergey is an American business magnate, computer scientist, and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Google alongside Larry Page. Sergey was the president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019.