Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is the co-founder of Google. The Economist referred to this Russian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur as an “Enlightenment Man.” Forbes estimates his net worth to be around $39.8 billion.
Sergey Brin was born in Moscow in the USSR to Russian Jewish parents. He immigrated to the US with his family from the USSR when he was 6 years old. He gained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1993 and completed his M.S. at the Stanford University in 1995.
Sergey Brin co-founded Google with Larry Page in 1998 when they were studying at Stanford. Currently he is the Director of Special Projects at the company. He owns about 16 percent of the company.
Brin and Page are working on solving our planet’s energy and climate problems at Google’s philanthropic arm Google.org. They jointly own a customized Boeing 767-200 and a Dornier Alpha Jet. Brin received the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award with Page at a ceremony in Chicago.
Sergey Brin married biotech analyst and entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki in the year 2007 at Bahamas. They had a son together in 2008 and a daughter in 2011. The couple announced their separation in 2013 and divorced in June 2015.