10 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Sergey Brin

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Sergey Brin, the president of Google’s parent company Alphabet, was born on August 21 1973, the Russian-born American computer scientist co-founded Google along with Larry Page on September 4, 1998, when they were both Ph.D. students at Stanford University.


Sergey Brin immigrated to the United States from Soviet Union with his family when he 6 years old. Prior to that, he used to live in Moscow. 


Brin went to University of Maryland, where he earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science. After that, he enrolled at Stanford University to acquire a Ph.D. degree in computer science.


It was at Stanford University that Larry Page and Sergey Brin first met. Together, they built a web search engine which became a hit at Stanford. It was then that they left their degrees and started working together to build Google.


Although this fact is very popular, we can’t ignore it when we speak of Sergey Brin. Google was started by its co-founders in a friend’s garage and was financed by their friends, family and a few investors.


In 2004, Sergey Brin became the youngest member in the list of Forbes 400 richest people in the world. He was only 31 back then and tied with Larry Page at No.43 in the same list.


According to Forbes list of August 2016, Brin is the 13th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $38.2 billion.


Sergey Brin married Anne Wojcicki in 2007. They have a son and a daughter together. However, in 2013 it was announced that they were living separately. The couple eventually got divorced in 2015.


Brin’s mother suffers from Parkinson’s disease. While the disease is not hereditary, according to reports, Brin carries a mutation of the LRRK2 gene (G2019S), which is the same as his mother’s. This puts him at 20-80% risk of getting the disease himself.


Before he became the president at Alphabet, Sergey Brin launched Google Glass, a new and innovative way to get and share information. He is now also working on self-driving cars.


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