- Birthday21st Aug, 73
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
A native of Russia, Sergey Brin was born in Moscow to Jewish parents, Michael Brin and Eugenia Brin. When he was six he and his family had to escape Russia to save themselves from Jewish persecutions. His father was a mathematician, which explains the extraordinary aptitude that Sergey exhibited while solving math problems. Brin’s father tutored him at home and honed his analytical skills and also infused in him an interest in computers.
After graduating from college in May 1993, Sergey entered Stanford, where he met Larry Page at an orientation program for new students. From there started a partnership that changed the face of World Wide Web. But at beginning both had a hard time gelling with each other, since they never seem to agree on a single topic. According to Brin, “ they are both obnoxious” constantly debating with each other. However they put aside this coldness for starting a search engine named BackRub, which exploited backlinks to estimate the popularity and importance of the site. They later incorporated Google Corp. in September, 1998, after getting a funding of US $ 100, 000 from Andy Bechtolsheim, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Today Google is worth US $ 150 billion and is the biggest media corporation in the world. Sergey Brin himself has garnered a personal fortune of US $ 19.8 billion, and was ranked as the fifth most powerful man in the world by Forbes in 2009. He married Anne Wojcicki in the summer of 1997 on The Bahamas. Brin is a big supporter of alternative energy consumption and is trying to solve world’s energy and climate problems through the philanthropic arm Google.org. He co-owns a customized Boeing 767-200 and Dornier Alpha Jet along with Larry Page and is also a member of AmBAR, the group of Russian speaking business professionals in America.
- Google actually relies on our users to help with our marketing. We have a very high percentage of our users who often tell others about our search engine.
- “We just want to have great people working for us.”
- Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.
- Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine.
- We want Google to be the third half of your brain.
- I think the lesson is that you should not listen to me as a designer but as a user, I’m very pleased with the results.
- You always hear the phrase, money doesn't buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it's not really true. I got a new car because the old one's lease expired.
- “We will intensify our efforts to build out our infrastructure overseas and to develop products that are tailored to individual markets.”
- “We don't know exactly how it will work. Advertisers want greater access, better accountability.”
- “As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work.”
- We need to move on to doing a million miles ... The level of reliability we need for a real consumer product is high, and we're getting there. I'm really optimistic.
- “We believed we could build a better search. We had a simple idea, that not all pages are created equal. Some are more important,”
- “Too few people in computer science are aware of some of the informational challenges in biology and their implications for the world. We can store an incredible amount of data very cheaply.”
- We wanted a thousand flowers to bloom, and once those flowers do bloom, you want to create a coherent bouquet.
- I should note that first, there's lots of R&D to do
Did you know?
- Google achieves 'Webby Award', for technical achievement in 2000.
- Brin invested four and half million dollars in Space Adventures, Virginia-based space tourism company.
- Sergey Brin is also well loved by the Internet community and a person purchased all possible domain names under “Sergey Brin”.
- In 2004 Brin received the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award with Larry Page at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois.
- His wife, Anne Wojcicki has a connection to the Bush family.
- Brin is a member of a networking organization named 'AmBAR' for Russian-speaking business professionals.
- Brin with his friend Page received an honorary MBA from IE Business School "for embodying the entrepreneurial spirit in 2003
Family & relationships
Sergey Brin resides in this cozy mansion which is spread over 6,000 square foot. This eco friendly mansion is constructed on a 0.75 acre lot in Palo Alto. It is a mansion with all the luxury facilities, yet is completely environment friendly.
Google billionaire Sergey Brin has finally gotten over his one room apartment days and got himself a 3500 square feet home in Greenwich Street, New York for $8.5 million.
Location: The penthouse is located on Greenwich street of New York’s uber-posh West Village neighborhood.
Accommodation: The house is spread on 3457 square foot and has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The main floor of the home is composed of two bedrooms, one with a private bathroom and another with a bathroom across the hallway and a large master bedroom with a private terrace. The top floor is made of a giant window wrapped room surrounded by 1,200 square foot of private terrace. This massive room also has an attached half bathroom and a wet bar.
The Neighborhood: Greenwich Village home to numerous celebrities, politically influential personalities and scholars including many actresses/actors like Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton and Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush.
The bathroom concept
The luxurious kitchen
Dornier Alpha Fighter Jet
Sergey Brin's possessions includes a Dornier Alpha fighter Jet. Its attributes make it appear as a light attack jet and advanced trainer aircraft. This super jet is designed by Germany’s Dornier and France’s Dassault-Breguet. It boats a wingspan of 29 feet 11 inches and stands at 13 ft 9 inches tall at the end. It is well equipped with various scientific instruments that can actually contribute in providing atmospheric data.
Sergey Brin also owns a Google jet 767-200. This jet is a twin-engine, short- to medium-range jetliner. This powerful jet has a maximum range of 3,100 to 4,100 nautical miles.
6 full sized cargo containers capacity
First Class suites
Sergey Brin has always been extra careful regarding his health. He truly believes that following a healthy regimen will keep him away from diseases. Practicing Yoga and doing meditation is an important part of his daily routine.
Sergey Brin has a passion for sports cars. His car collection includes a Tesla Roadster Sports Car. This car has a tremendous acceleration and a capacity to reach 0 to 60 in just four seconds. Moreover it is a light weighted car and weighs just over 2,700 pounds.
Sergey Brin also owns a Toyota Prius. The foremoest reason for he loves this car it its solid yet light weight body. It is also known for its amazing speed. This car has a top speed of 100kmph in 11.7 seconds.
First mass produced hybrid car interiors
Toyota Motor Corporation
"Anne and Sergey got married in May 2007. The wedding location was closely guarded and kept secret. The wedding guests boarded the jet owned by Mr. Brin and Mr. Page unaware of their exact destination until they arrived on a private island in the Bahamas. Anne wore a white swimsuit and Sergey wore a black one. The most unique feature of this wedding was that the couple swam to a nearby sandbar and exchanged vows there. They have one child together. "
Google.org Charitable organization
"Sergey Brin and Larry Page have made a tremendous contribution to the society by this effort of bringing together their company’s charitable efforts in the form of Google.org. This is an organization that works to solve problems associated with poverty, disease, and the environment worldwide while simultaneously relying on a for-profit business model. "