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Sergey Mikhaylovich BRIN

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Estimated Net Worth:
At least $40 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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Eleanor Roosevelt High School
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High School
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Interesting Facts

Brin reportedly spends time working on personal projects outside of Google. He and Larry Page are trying to help solve the world's energy and climate problems through Google's philanthropic arm,, which invests in the alternative energy industry, and to broaden the search for renewable energy. Google invested in the Atlantic Wind Connection Project, which plans to use wind turbines 350 miles off the coast of New Jersey and Virginia to bring energy to at least 1.9 million homes in the mid-Atlantic area. The duo introduced a car with "artificial intelligence," that can drive itself using video cameras and radar sensors. Brin is an investor in Tesla Motors, which has developed the Tesla Roadster, a battery-powered electric vehicle.

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Public Speaking
Description: Worked as an instructor of Computer Science at Stanford University in 1998. Has been a featured speaker at several international academic, business and technology forums, including the World Economic Forum and the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference.

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.

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.

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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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