Sergey Brin - Biography
(1973/08/21 - Unknown)
–Solving big problems is easier than solving small problems–
- Co-founder of Google; Co-founder of Alphabet Inc.
- Parents: Michael Brin and Eugenia Brin
- Spouses: Anne Wojcicki (d. 2007–2015), Nicole Shanahan (2018)
- Couple:Sheyene Gerardi (2016)
- Children: Chloe Wojin, Benji Wojin
- Name: Sergey Mijáilovich Brin
- Height: 1,73 m
"I think there is existential anguish among young people. I didn't have that. They see huge mountains, where I only saw a small hill to climb"
Sergey Brin was born on August 21, 1973 in Moscow
, Soviet Union, today Russia.
His family, of Jewish religion,
was forced to emigrate to the United States
when he was
six years old due to the lack of possibilities of progress in
Son of Eugenia Brin, researcher
at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and Michael Brin,
professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, who
encouraged his interest in mathematics.
Brin had the opportunity to
return to Moscow eleven years later thanks to an exchange
program for brilliant students in mathematics.
He studied at the Paint Branch
Montessori School (Adelphi, Maryland) where he went unnoticed
among his peers, although not among his teachers. In high school
he developed software that made it possible to compose music in
He then enrolled at the University
to study Mathematical Sciences and Computer
Science. At that time he carried out projects such as Fleetic
a social network similar to Twitter
, which did not
achieve much success.
He graduated in 1993 with honors
and began his graduate studies at theStanford University with
scholarship from the National Science Foundation. In that
year he worked at Wolfram Research, the creator of Mathematica.
She met Larry Page
at an orientation session for new students
at Stanford University. At first they did not get along very
well, they seemed to disagree on almost everything although very
soon they became friends and began to share ideas, especially in
their mathematical interest in the World Wide Web. Between them
they wrote an article "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual
Web Search Engine".
Combining ideas, they began "cramming
their shared room with cheap computers" and testing new search
engine designs on the web. Their project grew fast enough and in
1996 they created BackRub
, a predecessor search engine
to Google based on patented PageRank
project proved to be an excellent search engine, and they
decided to drop out of college to dedicate themselves full time
They asked friends, teachers and
family for financial support to buy servers and rent a garage
in Menlo Park
, California. Shortly after, Sun
them a check for $ 100,000 made out to
Google, Inc. but it was a problem because the company had not
yet been created. Finally, they founded Google in 1998.
The definitive name was Google
of its resemblance to the term Gogol
, which in English
represents the figure 10 raised to 100, alluding to the amount
of information they were trying to organize. A year later they
already had a budget of 25 million dollars, and they moved their
offices to the Googleplex, Google's current headquarters in Mountain
The company went public in 2004
and since then its shares have grown stratospheric.
Google is a company with a
market capitalization of hundreds of billions of dollars and one
of the most innovative companies in the world. Several times a
year it renews its product portfolio, eliminating some and
putting others into service. Over the years, Google has grown
from a search engine-focused company to covering a broad
spectrum of industries. They have introduced self-driving cars,
autonomous robots, and even nanoparticles to identify and cure
Page was in charge of the day to
day of the company, Brin to special projects. In January 2011
Google announced that Page would be replaced by Eric Schmidt
CEO in April of that same year. On April 4, 2011, Page
officially became CEO of Google. In 2014, Larry Page appointed Sundar
as a product manager at Google so he could
focus on other projects and business.
In 2015, Google formed Alphabet
, a holding company, a conglomerate of Google-owned
subsidiaries. On August 10, 2015, Sundar Pichai was appointed
CEO of Google. In February 2016, he was awarded 273,328 shares
of Google Alphabet, worth $ 199 million, and This brought their
to $ 650 million. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, published in
December 2019 a letter announcing the restructuring of the
company, which leads to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, also
becoming the CEO of Alphabet .
Page and Brin mentioned that
both continued as Alphabet employees maintaining an active role
as shareholders and members of the technology board of directors.
Following the tremendous success
of Google Inc., they have been honored with many awards. In 2004
they were appointed Marconi Fellows and Sergei Brin has been a
speaker at various international academic, business and
technology forums, such as the World Economic Forum and the
Conference on Technology, Entertainment and Design.
He married Anne Wojcicki
on May 5, 2007 in the Bahamas. The
wedding was celebrated on a sandbar, with the presence of about
60 people, and mixed Jewish traditions with unconventional
elements (they married in bathing suits and instead of rice they
celebrated it with a water war). Anne is a biotechnologist
from Yale in 1996 with a BA in biology. She met Brin through her
sister Susan, who sublet the garage in the house she lived in.
They had a son in late 2008 and
a daughter in late 2011.
Sergey Brin model
with Google Glass Amanda Rosenberg
, not only
broke up her marriage but also deteriorated her relationship
with search engine co-founder Larry Page, who stopped speaking
to her for a season after news of the romance broke out.
In June 2015, Brin and Wojcicki
divorced. In 2018, he married Nicole Shanahan, a founder of
legal technology. They have a daughter, born at the end of 2018,
Eugenia Brin, Sergey's mother,
was diagnosed with Parkinson's, and in 2008, he made a large
donation to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where
his mother was treated. He has inherited, like his brother, a
genetic mutation that indicates a predisposition to the disease:
he has a 50% chance of developing it.
Like his mother, he also has
interests beyond the planet and believes in the exploration and
commercial development of the space frontier. He is the
co-founder of Orbital Mission Explorers Circle, a company
dedicated to space tourism. It also funds the contest to bring
an unmanned spacecraft to the Moon.
He enjoys cooking, diving,
kitesurfing, skiing, and cycling.
Brin is a non-practicing Jew.
Artículo: Biografía de Sergey Brin - Biography
Autor: Víctor Moreno, María E. Ramírez, Cristian de la Oliva, Estrella Moreno y otros
Última actualización: 2022/09/03