Sergey Brin- Net Worth, Money and More
NET WORTH: $24.4 BILLION
PROFESSION: CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS, GOOGLE
By the year 2020, people are going to be nostalgic for the sensation of feeling clueless. The “Internet Era” has revolutionized our ways of thinking and working. One such innovative thinking was done by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who gave internet its famous search engine “Google”. Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin, who co-founded Google Inc. in 1998, is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur.
As of 2013, his Brin’s personal wealth has been estimated to be $24.4 billion. Their company, Google is one of the most profitable Internet companies. Together, Brin and Page own about 16 percent of the company.
Brin and Page co-own a customized Boeing 767-2000 and a Dornier Alpha Jet.
Sergey Brin was born on August 21, 1973, in Moscow, Russia. His father is a Soviet mathematician economist at the University of Maryland, and his mother is a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Brin immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of six to escape Jewish persecution in 1979.
Brin attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. Following his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, Brin studied mathematics and also computer science and received a bachelor’s degree with honors in both the respective subjects from the University of Maryland at College Park. After graduation, Brin completed his PhD from Stanford University. Brin met Larry page in the University, and they later became friends. Brin is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.
Initially, Brin and Larry created a search engine for a research project at Stanford University. The search engine listed the results according to the popularity of the pages, after concluding that the most popular result would often be the most useful. They called the search engine “Google” after the mathematician term “googo1”, which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The name emphasized their mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.
The pair launched the company in the year 1998. They arranged $1 million from family, friends and other investors for the purpose.
Google headquarter is in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Google held its initial public offering in August 2004 that made Brin and Page billionaires. Google has since become the world’s most popular search engine, receiving an average of 5.9 billion searches per day in 2013.
In another enterprise, Google purchased the most popular website for user website for user-submitted streaming videos, You Tube, for $1.65 billion in stock in 2006.
From 2001 to 2011, Sergey served as president of technology, where he shared responsibility for the company’s day to day operations with Larry Page and Eric Schmidt. The co-founders of Google still operate as a power duo. Page runs the search giant, while Brin helms the futuristic Google X division, developing Glass and driverless cars.
Brin has published more than a dozen academic papers, which includes : Extracting Patterns and Relations from the World Wide Web, Dynamic Data Mining, A New Architecture for Data with High Dimensionality, Scalable Techniques for Mining Casual Structures, Dynamic Itemset Counting and Implication Rules for Market Basket Data; and Beyond Market Baskets: Generalizing Association Rules to Correlations.
Brin was ranked No. 21 on Forbes’2013 “Billionaires” list and No. 14 among U.S. billionaires who made the list.
Both Brin and Page has earned many awards and achieved great recognition.
Brin and Page were named to the MIT Technology Review TR100, as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35
They received the “Marconi Foundation” Prize, the “Highest Award in Engineering”
Both are the recipients of the “Academy of Achievements Golden Plate Award”.
In 2009, Forbes Magazine declared Brin and Page, the fifth most powerful people in the world.
Brin is married to a biotech analyst and entrepreneur Anne Wojciciki. The duo got marries in May, 2007 at the Bahamas. Anne has an active interest in health information, and together she and Brin are developing new improvised ways to get an easy and accurate access to it.
Brin has relatively working on many other projects that reach beyond Google. For instance, he and Page are trying to help solve the world’s energy and climate problems at Google’s philanthropic arm Google.org.
In October 2010, they invested in major offshore wind power development to assist the East coast power grid. The duo has also introduced a car that, with “artificial intelligence”, can drive itself using video cameras and radar sources. They are trying to get companies to create innovative solutions to increase the world’s energy supply. In 2004, he and Page were named “Persons of the Week” by ABC World News Tonight.
Brin was nominated to be one of the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leaders” in 2004. He and Page are also the executive producers of the film “Broken Arrows”, released in the year 2007.
Brin has also invested $4.5 million in Space Adventures, the Virginia based space Tourism Company.
Brin has been involved in demoed eyeglass prototypes project called “Project Glass”. It is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD). The project intends to provide hand free display of information and allow interaction with the internet via natural language voice commands.
Brin and Page have made over $400 million in charitable donations.