Sergey Brin


Sergey Brin is an American computer scientist, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is best known for being the co-founder of Google, one of the world’s largest and most influential technology companies. Brin was born in Moscow, Soviet Union, in 1973 to Russian Jewish parents.

He immigrated to the United States in 1979 at the age of 6, where his family settled in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Brin attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics in 1993.

After graduating, Brin worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was here that he met Larry Page, who would become his future business partner. Brin and Page developed a search engine called BackRub, which used links to determine the importance of different web pages. In 1998, the two founded Google, which quickly became the world’s most popular search engine.

Brin served as Google’s president of technology from 2001 to 2011 and has since become the company’s president of unique projects. In addition to his work at Google, Brin is also involved in philanthropy. In 2006, he and Page established the Google.org Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to using technology to solve global problems. Brin has also made significant contributions to a variety of other causes, including education and health care.

Brin has received numerous awards and honors for his work. In 2004, Time magazine named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people. He was also inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and was named one of Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” in 2007. In 2008, Brin was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Brin is married to Anne Wojcicki, and the couple has two children. He is currently estimated to have a net worth of $50.2 billion, making him one of the world’s wealthiest people.