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Early Life, Education, and Co-founding Google
– Sergey Brin was born in Moscow, Soviet Union in 1973.
– His family immigrated to the United States in 1979.
– Brin attended Stanford University, where he met Larry Page.
– He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science.
– Brin pursued a Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford.
– Brin and Page developed the PageRank algorithm while working on their Ph.D. project.
– They founded Google in 1998 as a research project.
– Brin served as the President of Technology at Google.
– He played a crucial role in the company’s growth and success.

Co-founding Alphabet Inc. and Search Engine Development
– Brin and Page co-founded Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company.
– They remain at Alphabet as co-founders, controlling shareholders, and board members.
– Brin served as the president of Alphabet Inc. until December 2019.
– Alphabet Inc. is a multinational conglomerate that encompasses various businesses and subsidiaries.
– Brin and Page authored a paper titled ‘The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine.’
– The PageRank algorithm was developed to measure the importance of web pages based on backlinks.
– They converted their dorm rooms into a machine laboratory and programming center for their search engine project.
– The rapid growth of their project caused computing infrastructure problems at Stanford.

Impact, Recognition, and Philanthropy
– Brin’s and Page’s vision for Google has been compared to the impact of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press.
Google has transformed access to information and empowered individuals.
– Brin and Page expanded their focus beyond web searches, including digitizing books.
– Brin’s contributions to technology and entrepreneurship have earned him recognition and acclaim.
– Brin has donated over $1 billion to fund research on Parkinson’s disease.
– He and Wojcicki jointly run The Brin Wojcicki Foundation, which has donated extensively to various causes.
– Brin is a donor to Democratic Party candidates and organizations.

Other Ventures and Interests
– Brin invested in Space Adventures, a space tourism company.
– He owns a customized Boeing 767-200 and a Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet.
– Brin is a backer of LTA Research & Exploration LLC, an airship maker company.
– He has shown interest in blockchain technology.
– Brin has been involved in research on gene sequencing and personalized medicine.
– He has invested in companies such as Tesla and SpaceX.

Personal Life and Achievements
– Brin married biologist Anne Wojcicki in 2007 and they have two children together.
– Brin had an extramarital affair with Amanda Rosenberg, Google Glass’s marketing director, and divorced Wojcicki in 2015.
– He married Nicole Shanahan in 2018 and they have a daughter together.
– Brin has received various awards and honors for his contributions to technology.
– He is currently the 9th-richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $111 billion.

Sergey Brin (Wikipedia)

Sergey Mikhailovich Brin (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Брин; born August 21, 1973) is an American businessman best known for co-founding Google with Larry Page. Brin was the president of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019. He and Page remain at Alphabet as co-founders, controlling shareholders and board members. As of December 2023, Brin is the 10th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $114 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Sergey Brin
Сергей Брин
Brin at a TED Conference in 2010
Sergey Mikhailovich Brin

(1973-08-21) August 21, 1973 (age 50)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Known for
(m. 2007; div. 2015)
Nicole Shanahan
(m. 2018; sep. 2021)

Brin emigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union at the age of six. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics as well as computer science. After graduation, he enrolled in Stanford University to acquire a PhD in computer science. There he met Page, with whom he built a web search engine. The program became popular at Stanford, and they discontinued their PhD studies to start up Google in Susan Wojcicki's garage in Menlo Park.

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