Sergey Brin Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Family, Facts, Awards, Height

Sergey Brin

Facts About Sergey Brin

Celebrated Name Sergey Brin
Age 48 Years Old
Nick Name Brin
Birth Name Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin
Birth Date 1973-08-21
Gender Male
Profession Businessman
Place Of Birth Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality American-Soviet
Birth Nation Soviet Union
Ethnicity Jewish-Russian
Father Mikhail Brin
Mother Eugenia
University University of Maryland, Stanford University
Horoscope Leo
Religion Judaism
Marital Status Married and Divorced
Wife Anne Wojcicki (Ex-Wife), Nicole Shanahan (Ex-Wife)
Children Benji, Chloe, and a daughter with Nicole
Net Worth $99 billion
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
Weight 75 KG
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Average
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Sergey Brin is an American-Soviet business magnate, computer scientist, and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder of Google. He is the President of Google‘s parent company Alphabet Inc. until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019. He is the 12th richest person in the world as of October 2016. 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. 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. In 2013, Sergey had a cameo role in the comedy film The Internship. In 2001, Sergey Brin made his first TV show appearance on the comedy game show, To Tell the Truth. 

What is Sergey Brin Known For?

  • Being a business magnate, computer scientist, and Internet entrepreneur from the USA. 
  • Being the co-founder of the search engine, Google. He has also served as the president of Alphabet Inc., which is Google’s parent company.

Where is Sergey Brin From?

Sergey Brin was born on August 21, 1973, in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. His born name is Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin. He is American-Soviet by nationality and his ethnicity is Jewish Russian. His father, Mikhail Brin, is a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland, and his mother, Eugenia, is a researcher at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the only child born to his parents. His mum has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Brin is Jewish and not religious. 

Brin initially went to Paint Branch Montessori School. Then, he got enrolled at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. After graduating from high school, he got admission to the University of Maryland in 1990 and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science with honors in computing science and mathematics from the Department of Computer Science. Later, he got enrolled in a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation at Stanford University. But he didn’t complete his Ph.D. studies as he wanted to focus on the development of Google. 

Co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin

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Sergey Brin Career Timeline

  • Brin alongside Larry Page authored a paper titled "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine".
  • Later, they developed the PageRank algorithm and realized that it could be used to build a search engine far superior to those existing at the time. 
  • In August 1996, the initial version of Google was made available on the Stanford Web site. 
  • They founded Google on September 4, 1998.
  • Since then, he is working on Google. He is also the President of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019.

Sergey Brin Awards and Achievements

Brin, along with Larry Page, was named in the MIT Technology Review TR100, as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35 in 2002

Brin and Page received an honorary MBA from IE Business School "for embodying the entrepreneurial spirit and lending momentum to the creation of new businesses..." in 2003

Brin and Page were both Award Recipients and National Finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003

They received the Marconi Foundation Prize, the "Highest Award in Engineering" in 2004, and were elected Fellows of the Marconi Foundation at Columbia University. "In announcing their selection, John Jay Iselin, the Foundation's president, congratulated the two men for their invention that has fundamentally changed the way information is retrieved today"

In 2004, Brin received the American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award with Larry Page at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois. 

In November 2009, Forbes named Brin and Page the fifth most powerful people in the world. 

Earlier that same year, in February, Brin was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, which is "among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer ... [and] honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice...". He was selected specifically, "for leadership in the development of rapid indexing and retrieval of relevant information from the World Wide Web". 

In their "Profiles" of Fellows, the National Science Foundation included a number of earlier awards:

He was a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum and the Technology, Entertainment, and Design Conference. ... PC Magazine has praised Google in the Top 100 Web Sites and Search Engines (1998) and awarded Google the Technical Excellence Award, for Innovation in Web Application Development in 1999. In 2000, Google earned a Webby Award, a People's Voice Award for technical achievement, and in 2001, was awarded Outstanding Search Service, Best Image Search Engine, Best Design, Most Webmaster Friendly Search Engine, and Best Search Feature at the Search Engine Watch Awards. 

How much is Sergey Brin's Net Worth?

Sergey Brin is one of the richest men in the world. As of July 2022, Brin is the 7th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $99 billion. He is the 12th richest person in the world as of October 2016. As of May 2021, Brin is the 9th-richest person in the world according to Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $95.6 billion. His main source of wealth is from his business industry. He only advertises for Google and its products. He is living a lavish lifestyle at present. In June 2008, Brin invested $4.5 million in Space Adventures, the Virginia-based space tourism company. Brin and Page jointly own a customized Boeing 767-200 and a Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet and pay $1.3 million a year to house them and two Gulfstream V jets owned by Google executives at Moffett Federal Airfield. The aircraft have had scientific equipment installed by NASA to allow experimental data to be collected in flight. He has invested money in Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors, which works to develop a range of electric battery vehicles.

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Who is Sergey Brin's Wife?

Sergey Brin was a married man and he is currently single. In May 2007, Brin married biotech analyst and entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki in the Bahamas. They are also the proud parents of two children; a son, Benji Wojin (born in late 2008), and a daughter, Chloe (born in late 2011). In August 2013, it was announced that Brin and his wife were living separately after Brin had an extramarital affair with Google Glass's marketing director Amanda Rosenberg. In June 2015, Brin and Wojcicki finalized their divorce. Brin and Wojcicki, although divorced, still jointly run The Brin Wojcicki Foundation. They have donated extensively to The Michael J. Fox Foundation and in 2009 gave $1 million to support the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Then, he married Nicole Shanahan, a legal tech founder on 7th November 2018. They have a daughter, born in late 2018. On 15th December 2021, Brin and Shanahan split. Brin filed for divorce on January 4, 2022. The cause of their breakup was reportedly an affair Shanahan had with Elon Musk. Today, Brin is enjoying his present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Sergey Brin and his ex-wife, Nicole Shanahan

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How tall is Sergey Brin?

Sergey Brin is a handsome businessman with the perfect height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m). His body weight is around 75 kg. He has brown hair color and his eye color is hazel. His body build is average. He has a prominent nose. He relies on his love for acrobatics to keep himself in the right shape. 

Did You Know?

  • In 1993, he worked as an intern at Wolfram Research.
  • When he was 6 years old, his family emigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union.
  • He met Google co-founder Larry Page during the orientation program for the new students at Stanford University.
  • He is heavily involved in Google’s Project Glass program, which aims to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD).
  • Leo is his zodiac sign.