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Sergey Mikhaylovich BRIN

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Estimated Net Worth:
At least $37.8 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. Later on, he earned a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland. In 1995, while pursuing his Ph.D. 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....

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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

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: Mathematics
Description: Brin has an extraordinary aptitude for solving math problems; received his Bachelor's degree with honors in Mathematics. His father was a mathematician, tutored him at home and honed his analytical skills.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Aviation
Description: Brin co-owns a Boeing 1987 767-200ER with Larry Page. It bears the registration number N2767 and serial number 23896. They own the jet through their aircraft management company, Blue City Holdings.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Art
Description: Appears to be interested in art; the Passerelle Investment Company, a real estate investment firm reportedly bankrolled by Brin, has sponsored community outreach efforts, including temporary art exhibits in the Silicon Valley suburb of Los Altos.

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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 environment, health and social and human service-related causes. Notable recipients include: Global Solutions For 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 many social causes. Endowed the Eugenia Brin Professorship for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Maryland 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.

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