Sergey Brin: Co-founder of Google

Megha Rani Megha Rani
Apr 16, 2021 6 min read
Sergey Brin: Co-founder of Google

Sergey Brin is an American Entrepreneur and Computer Scientist. He co-founded Google along with Larry Page. He served as the President of the parent company of Google, Alphabet Inc until the year 2019. Sergey and Larry continued with their services at Alphabet as co-founders, controlling shareholders, board members, and employees. He is the 9th-richest person in the world with a net worth of $ 94 billion, as of April 2021. He has received various awards for offering the convenient internet services through Google.

Sergey Brin- Biography

Name Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin
Born 21 August, 1973
Birthplace Moscow, Russian, SFSR, Soviet Union ( now, Russia
Nationality American
Citizenship Soviet Union (1973- 1979); United States (since 1979)
Education University of Maryland, College Park; Stanford University
Profession Computer Scientist; Internet Entrepreneur
Position Co-founder, Google; Co-founder, Alphabet Inc.; Co-creator, PageRank
Net worth $75.9 billion (November 2020)
Father Mikhail Brin
Mother Eugenia Brin
Spouse Anne Wojcicki (2007-2015); Nicole Shnahan (since 2018)
Children 3

Sergey Brin - Personal Life
Sergey Brin - Education
Sergey Brin - Professional Life
Sergey Brin - Journey to Search Engine Development
Sergey Brin - Google
Sergey Brin - PageRank
Sergey Brin - Alphabet Inc.
Sergey Brin - Honors & Awards
Sergey Brin - FAQs


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Sergey Brin - Personal Life

Sergey was born in Moscow, Russia. At age six, he and his family immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union. His father, Mikhail is a retired mathematics professor at the University of Maryland. His mother, Eugenia is a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. His parents are graduates of Moscow State University (MSU).

In 2007, he was married to Anne Wojcicki, a biotech analyst and entrepreneur. The couple had a son and a daughter. However, they eventually finalized their divorce in 2011. He re-married in 2018 with Nicole Shanahan, a legal tech founder and the couple have a daughter.


Sergey Brin - Education

Sergey attended Paint Branch Montessori School in Adelphi, Maryland. He received further education from his father, who was a professor. He later joined Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Maryland.

He completed his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1993. He studied mathematics and computer science. Post that, he went for a PhD in computer science from Stanford University.

Sergey Brin - Professional Life

In 1993, Sergey stepped his first foot in his career while interning at Wolfram Research, the developers of Mathematica. While pursuing PhD, he met Larry Page and they both discovered a web search engine. They both suspended their PhD studies to start their search engine program that became widely popular at Stanford.

He runs The Brin Wojcicki Foundation with his former wife, Anne Wojcicki. They keep donating to The Michael J. Fox Foundation and gave $1 million to support the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

He is a donor to US Democratic Party candidates and organizations. He has donated $5,000 to Barack Obama's reelection campaign and $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee.

He recently got attracted towards the blockchain technology after building a gaming computer with his son to mine ethereum. Moreover, he has played a cameo in the 2013 film The Internship.

Sergey Brin - Journey to Search Engine Development

Sergey was focused on developing data mining systems. His startup partner, Larry Page worked on the concept of inferring the importance of a research paper. They both authored a paper titled "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine."

The both developed PageRank algorithm and realized how it can become an effective search engine superior than others at that time. They introduced the backlinks that connected one web page to another.

Their great minds started experimenting and collating ideas, like testing their new search engine designs on the web. They used basic HTML programming skills to set up a simple search page for users. In August 1996, the initial version of Google was made accessible on the Stanford Website owing to the high popularity base of search engine in the University.


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Sergey Brin - Google

Google Logo

Segey and Larry are the key people who founded Google on 4 September, 1998. It is headquartered in California, U. S. It is regarded one of the big five technology companies in the U. S. information technology industry. It is specialized in internet-related services like, online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Sergey Brin - PageRank

Sergey was a co-creator in discovering PageRank along with Larry Page, who named it so. It is basically an algorithm that is used by Google Search to rank web pages in their search engine results. The name PageRank was variably derived from the name of the founder, Larry Page.

PageRank determines the way of measuring the importance of website pages. Currently, it is the first algorithm that was used by Google and is best known. As of 24 September 2019, PageRank and all such associated algorithms patents are expired.

Sergey Brin - Alphabet Inc.

Alphabet Logo

Sergey co-founded the company, Alphabet Incorporation along with Larry Page. The company was founded on 2 October, 2015. It is headquartered in the U. S.  Alphabet Inc. is the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries. It is the fourth-largest technology company by revenue and one of the world's most valuable  companies.

The aim of the company was to restructure Google business and make it more cleaner and accountable, which basically allows greater freedom to group companies that operate in businesses other than internet services.


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Sergey Brin - Honors & Awards

  • The National Science Foundation bestowed him with a number of earlier awards including Webby Award, Best Image Search Engine, Most Webmaster Friendly Search Engine and many more.
  • He was introduced among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer and honors from the National Academy of Engineering
  • In 2009, Forbes declared Sergey and Larry on the fifth most powerful people in the world
  • He received the American Academy of Achievement's golden Plate Award with Larry Page in 2004
  • They both received the Marconi Foundation Prize in 2004
  • They both received an honorary MBA from IE Business School in 2003

Sergey Brin - FAQs

What is Sergey Brin Net worth?

As of April 2021, the net worth of Sergey Brin is $94 Billion.

Is Sergey Brin American?

Sergey Brin has American nationality but he was born in Moscow, Russia.

What is Sergey Brin age?

As of 2021, Sergey Brin is 47 yrs old.

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