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Sergey Mikhaylovich BRIN

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Estimated Net Worth:
At least $44 billion
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21 August 1973
Moscow, Moscow, Russia
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Russian native and information technology professional; emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of six. Reportedly obtained a degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland. In 1995, while pursuing his doctorate degree in computer science at Stanford University, Brin met Lawrence Page and the two undertook joint research on Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engines. In September 1996, they developed a search engine that would display results by relevance and nicknamed it 'BackRub.' The ...

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Education History

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Paint Branch Montessori School
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Interesting Facts

As part of a prank on April Fools' Day 2013, Brin drove a pink Tesla car around LinkedIn headquarters on April 4; the car reportedly had batman wings, chrome rims and eyelashes.

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Media
Description: Has appeared on numerous television shows and documentaries, including the Charlie Rose Show, CNBC and CNN.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Culture and Heritage
Description: Brin often dines in San Francisco, California's many Russian restaurants, notably Katia's Russian Tea Room.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Technology - Internet
Description: Demonstrated an interest in Internet search while studying at Stanford University. Co-founded search engine, Google.

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Giving Profile: Generous philanthropist active in various non-profits; serves as a Director of the Google Foundation and as President and Director of the Brin Foundation, which gives primarily to environmental, social and health-related causes. Notable recipients include: Global Solutions or Infectious Diseases, the Wikimedia Foundation, the Ashoka Foundation, the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Rotary International, Tipping Point Community, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Energy Foundation. Additionally, in 2013, the Brin Foundation, supported Palo Alto High School by providing them with free laptops.In 2012, Brin donated at least $200 million to various charities for numerous social causes. Endowed the Eugenia Brin Professorship for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Maryland's School of Medicine, where his mother, Eugenia Brin, is being treated for Parkinson's. The Brin Foundation has donated over $100 million to research for Parkinson's. Together with ex-wife, Anne Wojcicki, a Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist, Yuri Milner, and Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Brin established The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences awards, rewarding $3 million per recipient, more than twice the amount of the Nobel Prize. Also appears to be the Director of the Brin Family Foundation, established in 2015.

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