Sergey Mikhailovich Brin (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Брин; born August 21, 1973) is a Soviet-born American entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Larry Page.
Brin currently holds the position of President of
Technology at Google and has a net worth estimated at $18.5 billion as of March
9, 2007, making him the 26th richest person in the world and the 5th richest
person in the
Sergey Mikhailovich Brin was born in
In September 1990, after having attended
Brin began his graduate study in Computer Science
Brin has also received an honorary MBA from the IE Business School.
Brin expressed interest in the Internet very
early on in his studies at Stanford. He authored and co-authored various papers
on data-mining and pattern extraction. He also wrote software to ease the
process of putting scientific papers often written in
The defining moment for Brin, however, was when
he met future co-president of Google, Larry Page. According to Google lore,
Page and Brin "were not terribly fond of each other when they first met as
In May 2007, Brin married Anne Wojcicki in The
Bahamas. Wojcicki is a biotech analyst, and a 1996 graduate of
Brin's mother is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. In 2008, he donated a large sum to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where his mother is being treated. Brin had the opportunity to use the services of 23AndMe and found that, although Parkinson's is generally not hereditary, both he and his mother possess a mutation of the LRRK2 gene, known as G2019S, which puts the likelihood of developing Parkinson's in later years between 20-80%.