Who is Sergey Brin? What is net worth of Sergey Brin? Together with Larry Page, Sergey Brin cofounded the world famous Internet Search Engine popularly known as Google. He is an American computer scientist of Russian origin, who is a well-known philanthropist and Internet entrepreneur. He is currently the President of Alphabet Inc. which is Google’s parent company.
Sergey Brin immigrated to America at a tender age of 6. His academic excellence saw him study at the prestigious Stanford University which is an Ivy League College. His main field of study was mathematics and computer science, a field that propelled him to international fame. Together with Larry Page, Sergey Brin suspended their Ph.D. studies to set up Google in a rented garage.
Sergey Brin Net Worth
Sergey Brin is estimated to have a net worth of $42 billion US dollars as of 2017 and is ranked as the 12th richest person in the world. He is in the same class as the richest personalities in the world like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others. Google is a highly respectable company whose shares keep rising by the day and this translates to good earnings for the company. The more the company becomes profitable, the more Sergey Brin net worth increases.
It is envisaged that Brin’s net worth will increase significantly in the next five years owing to the popularity that Google is enjoying the world over. What does Brin do with all this money? This is a very important question given that his wealth is so vast that it is hard to imagine that it is not sufficient for his own needs. He invests heavily in philanthropic activities and helps in various initiatives.
He is known for his big heart especially when it comes to the less privileged in society. He is largely involved in funding areas such as global poverty, education, Parkinson’s disease, Bay area community, Jewish issues, social entrepreneurship, research, and technology, to mention a few. Together with his ex-wife Anne Wojcicki, Sergey serves as a co-director of the Brin Wojcicki Foundation.
This foundation is known to hold billions of dollars in terms of assets. As a result of their philanthropic work, Brin and his ex-wife have been featured in the list of 50 most generous philanthropists by the Chronicle Philanthropy. His big heart has endeared him to many people who see his activities as a sign of giving back to society.
Brin married Anne Wojcicki in 2007. Wojcicki was a biotech analyst and entrepreneur working in the Bahamas at the time both of them decided to tie the knot. They have a son and daughter who were born in 2008 and 2011 respectively. The marriage did not last long due to allegations of extramarital affairs. It was alleged that Brin was having an affair with a Google employee. This affair led to a separation and finally to a divorce which was officially finalized in 2015.
Brin’s contributions to charitable works and especially in the area of funding Parkinson’s disease were largely influenced by the family. His mother, Eugenia is a patient suffering from the same ailment and this encouraged him to offer whatever support he had to fund research and treatment of the disease. It can be said that it is through his family values that his philanthropic activities were based. This is also evidenced by the involvement of his ex-wife in managing the charitable foundation they cofounded as a family.
Sergey Brin is a highly decorated personality who has been recognized for his exemplary performance in his field of study and career. In 2009, the Forbes Magazine placed him as the fifth most powerful person in the world. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction an engineer can be accorded. Furthermore, he was also recognized for his leadership and development of rapid indexing and retrieval of appropriate information from the Word Wide Web, commonly referred to as www. Other achievements and awards that have been accorded to him and Google in general include:
• The Technical Excellence Award for Google
• The Webby Award for Google
• A People’s Voice Award for Google
• Most Webmaster Friendly Search Engine
• Best Search Features by the Search Engine Watch Awards