Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin

Co-Founder of Google

Personal Stats

NameSergey Brin
RoleBusinessman
IndustryTechnology
Net Worth$146 Billion

About Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin is a prominent computer scientist and entrepreneur, best known for co-founding Google. Born on August 21, 1973, in Moscow, Russia, Brin moved to the United States with his family when he was six years old. He completed his undergraduate studies in computer science and mathematics at the University of Maryland and then pursued graduate studies at Stanford University. There, he met Larry Page, and together they developed the PageRank algorithm, which became the foundation for Google, launched in 1998. Brin was instrumental in Google's growth and later served as the President of Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company. In addition to his technological contributions, Brin is involved in philanthropic activities and innovative projects in renewable energy, space exploration, and artificial intelligence.


Businesses Owned

  • Google
  • Alphabet Inc.
  • Waymo
  • Calico
  • DeepMind
  • X Development LLC
  • Wing
  • Verily
  • Brin Wojcicki Foundation

Early Life

For someone who has literally been one of the core people responsible for shaping the world, Sergey Brin has quite the modest early life.

  • Born on August 21, 1973, in Moscow, Russia.
  • Grew up in a Jewish family; his father was a mathematician and economist, and his mother was a research scientist.
  • Immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of six to escape Jewish persecution in the Soviet Union.
  • Attended Paint Branch Montessori School in Adelphi, Maryland.
  • Attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland, known for its science and mathematics programs.
  • Enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics.
  • Began graduate studies at Stanford University, focusing on computer science.
  • Met fellow student Larry Page at Stanford, with whom he developed the PageRank algorithm, laying the foundation for Google.

Family

Sergey's family seems to share his talent for business and creativity

  • Sergey Bin’s father is a Mathematician and Economist by profession. Emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States due to anti-Semitic persecution.
  • His mother is Eugenia Brin who is a Research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
  • His sibling is Sam Brin who is an entrepreneur. He co-founded a technology company and has been involved in various ventures. 
  • He was married to Anne Wojcicki who is co-founder of 23andMe, a personal genomics company. She is the sister of Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube.
  • They Married in 2007, separated in 2013, and finalized their divorce in 2015.
  • They had two children who they generally kept private, but known to be a son born in late 2008 and a daughter born in late 2011.
  • He later married Nicole Shanahan in 2018. They divorced in 2023. 


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