Sergey Brin Net Worth: Career, Google Development & Lifestyle

Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin (Source: Bloomberg.com)

Sergey Brin, originally Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin, an American business tycoon, Internet entrepreneur, and computer scientist has an astonishing net worth of $127 billion.

The man behind Google or the other half of Google, if you will.

Brin co-founded Google along with another computer scientist and business tycoon Larry Page on 4th September 1998.

He served as president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc until he stepped down from his role on 3rd December 2019.

Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin (Source: CNET)

Sergey Brin’s net worth of $127 billion makes him the sixth richest person on the planet as of 2021.

Even though Sergey stepped down as the president of the company, he still remains the co-founders, board members, employers, and controlling stakeholders.

Google is one of the most valuable companies in the world, with a total valuation of $1.2 trillion.

Sergey Brin | Quick Facts

Let’s check out the facts about the man responsible for the perhaps the most used word in the technology sector:

Name Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin
Birthplace Moscow, Russia
Birthdate August 21, 1973
Age 49 Years Old
Nationality American/Soviet
Ethnicity  Russian Jewish
Religion Not Religious
Father’s Name Michael Brin
Mother’s Name Eugenia Brin
Siblings Sam Brin
School Paint Branch Montessori School

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Center for Talented Youth

College University of Maryland (1990-1993)

Stanford University (1993-1995)

Profession Businessman, Internet Entrepreneur, Computer Scientist
Nickname Unknown
Height In Centimeters – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs.
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Zodiac Sign Leo
Net worth $127 billion
Sexual Orientation Straight
Favorite Books Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Marital status Married
Spouse Anne Wojcicki (m. 2007-2015)

Nicole Shanahan (m. 2018)

Children Chloe Wojin

Benji Wojin

Social Media Not Active
Last Update October 2022

Sergey Brin Net Worth & Income

Russian-born American computer scientist and business personality, Sergey Brin, has an astounding net worth of $127 billion as of 2021.

Sergey Brin has earned his net worth as the founding member of Google, which is known today by umbrella parent company Alphabet.

Sergey is constantly ranked as the most powerful and richest man on the planet.

He, along with Larry Page, became multi-billionaires at the age of 27 in 2004 when Google went public and raised $1.67 billion, giving the company a market capitalization of $23 billion.

Sergey Brin owns approximately a 6% stake in Alphabet, the parent company of Google as of this writing.

Google
Billionaire Sergey Brin (The Indian Express)

Mr. Brin has sold more than $9 billion worth of shares in both Google and Alphabet since the company went public in 2004.

Moreover, he owns 19 million shares of Class C Alphabet stock. Google handles over 3.5 billion daily searches from all around the world and generates an astonishing $130 billion in revenue every year.

Back in 2012, Sergey Brin’s net worth was about $12 billion, which jumped to a peak of $60 billion up until 2019.

Apart from Google and Alphabet, Sergey also holds a considerable amount of stake in electric car companies Tesla and 23andMe.

Sergey and Larry invested around $40 million in Tesla in 2006, which is now a trillion-dollar company.

Sergey Brin’s Net Worth in Different Currencies

Let’s look into Sergey Brin’s net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 113 billion
Pound Sterling £ 95.87 billion
Australian Dollar A$ 178.24 billion
Canadian Dollar C$ 163.76 billion
Indian Rupee ₹ 9,653,714,500,000
BitCoin ฿ 26,784,56.67

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Sergey Brin | Houses, Cars & Private Jets

Houses

Sergey Brin owns a number of multi-million dollars properties in Russia and the United States.

He reportedly owns a cozy 6,000 square feet mansion in Los Altos. The best part of the mansion is it is completely eco-friendly which sits on a 0.74-acre lot in Palo Alto.

The land alone cost Brin a whopping $7 million. The whole property is worth about $11.5 million currently.

Similarly, Sergey also owns a 3,500 square feet 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms home in Greenwich Street, New York. The home is worth $8.5 million.

Moreover, according to New York Post, Sergey checked in a sprawling 30,000 square feet mansion in Alpine, New Jersey, in 2015.

The mansion had a price of $48.88 million at the time. However, no reports have been found about whether he bought it or not.

Cars

The co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, has a decent collection of cars.

He is not too flashy with his automobile preference. However, one of his cars surely steals the show.

He owns a pink Tesla batmobile.

Sergey Brin & Larry Page on Toyota Prius
Sergey Brin & Larry Page on Toyota Prius (Source: VentureBeat)

Similarly, other cars in his collection include Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius, and Tesla Roadster.

Moreover, he was the fourth person to receive a Tesla Model X Crossover SUV.

Private Jets

Though his car collection is not that extravagant, Sergey has an impressive collection of jets.

Sergey’s possession includes a Dornier Alpha fighter jet. Designed by Germany’s Dornier and France’s Dassault-Breguet, the jet costs around $4.5 million.

Moreover, Brin also owns a twin-engine Google jet 767-200.

The jet with a capacity of 3,100 to 4,100 nautical miles costs about $25 million.

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Sergey Brin | Lifestyle & Vacations

Lifestyle

So how does one of the richest people on the planet lead his life?

Sergey Brin is the kind of man who does not shy away from a challenge.

However, he does not just like to challenge his mind but also likes to push his body to the limits.

He loves roller hockey, springboard diving, high-flying trapeze, gymnastics, and ultimate Frisbee.

Moreover, Sergey learned that he had a mutation on his LRRk2 gene, a defect that would extensively increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease.

He knew about the gene defect in 2008 after participating in a program run with 23AndMe, the genetic testing company founded by his then-wife, Anne Wojcicki.

His mother was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1999.

But instead of leaving himself to his fate, Sergey decided to take steps to reduce his risk of Parkinson’s.

He has estimated that with his regular exercise and healthy diet, he could potentially cut his risk to about 25%.

As for his personal life, Brin was married to the fellow internet entrepreneur, Anne Wojcicki, from 2007 to 2015.

Together they have two children.

The couple met through Anne’s sister, Susan, who allowed Sergey and Larry Page to launch Google from her garage.

After their divorce, Sergey began dating entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan in 2015.

They married in 2018 and also have a child together.

Vacations

Sergey loves traveling places with his family. With the unlimited source of income, money is the last thing he has to worry about.

In June of 2021, Google’s co-founder was spotted enjoying vacation with his lovely wife Nicole Shanahan and friends at Lake Como in Italy.

 His Wife on Vacation to Lake Como Italy
Sergey Brin and His Wife on Vacation to Lake Como Italy (Source: Daily Mail)

The couple was seen basking in the Italian sun.

Brin was seen in a black speedo while vacationing at a popular Italian destination.

Sergey Brin |Charity

Sergey Brin has donated a significant amount of money to numerous charity foundations over the years.

Between 2000 and 2017, Brin’s total donation crossed over $2.2 billion.

The donation was made primarily to fund Parkinson’s research and underserved populations through the Sergey Brin Family Foundation and Brin Wojcicki Foundation.

Moreover, according to the reports, Brin donated about $25 million in the year 2018.

Furthermore, Sergey donated $1 million in 2009 to support the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

Moreover, Sergey Brin advocates and supports alternative energy consumption.

He, along with the team in Google, is trying to solve the world’s climate and energy problems through the charity arm Google.org.

Furthermore, Brin has also invested his personal assets into clean technology investments and venture funds.

Sergey Brin | Google, Movies & Book Publications

Google

Google was launched in September of 1998.

Did you know?

The initial domain name for Google was actually “Googol.”

Sergey and Larry together raised $100,000 from one of their professors named David Cheriton.

David’s initial investment of a mere $100,000 eventually became $2.3 billion.

Similarly, the duo also raised an additional $100,000 from Andy Bechtolsheim. All of those who helped the duo back in the day are billionaires today.

As of 2021, Google is the most powerful internet company in the world.

It has a number of products that reach more than one billion people per day, including Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and Search Engine.

Early Days at Google
Early Days at Google (Source: Google)

Google has a monopoly in online search and a duopoly in online advertising.

There has been a number of allegations and criticism for its tendencies and tactics to crush competitors.

Back in 2019, numerous anti-trust investigations were launched targeting Google by various organizations, including the Congressional committee, DOJ, and FTC.

Sergey served as head of technology in the company for more than ten years before becoming President of Alphabet. However, he currently spends the majority of his time in the company’s robotics lab.

Moreover, Brin and Larry earn a salary of $1 each year from Alphabet.

Movies & Book Publications

Sergey Brin has starred in 2013 ‘The Internship‘ and has also executively directed the 2007 ‘Broken Arrows’.

Brin hasn’t authored a book himself but many renowned authors have written a biography on the Google founder.

Matt Doeden has published a biography named Sergey Brin: Groundbreaking Google Founder (Gateway Biographies).

Similarly, Richard L. Brandt has written The Google Guys: Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey BrinThe book, published in 2011 tells us about the life of Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

The Google Guys
The Google Guys (Source: Amazon)

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Sergey Brin | Career

Born on 21st August 1973 in Moscow, Russia, Sergey moved to the States with his family when he was six years old.

They escaped their home country because of Jewish discrimination that had been going on at the time.

After which, they settled in Maryland, where his father was employed as a math professor at the University of Maryland.

Sergey was also extraordinary at solving math problems at an early age.

He was home tutored by his professor’s father which nurtured Sergey’s analytical skills and also developed an interest in computers.

Moreover, Sergey graduated college in May 1993 and enrolled in a computer science graduate program at Stanford University.

And that’s where he met his future business partner Larry Page at an orientation program.

They immediately got acquainted.

Their friendship later changed the landscape of the World Wide Web.

Unknown Facts About Sergey Brin

  • Susan Wojcicki, the current CEO of YouTube, was the same lady who rented her garage for Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were working on Google.
  • Sergey had no idea what the HTML (Coding language) was initially.
  • Larry and Sergey were ready to sell Google for a million dollars, but no one offered to buy at the time.
  • Brin and Larry tried to sell the algorithm of Google to Excite and Yahoo back in the day but were rejected.

FAQs

Does Sergey Brin own a yacht?

Yes, billionaire Sergey Brin owns a super-luxurious yacht. If you want, you can rent the yacht but get ready to pay $773,000 to $1.2 million per week.

What personality type is Sergey Brin?

Brin is thought to be an INTP (Introversion Intuition Thinking Perception) personality type. INTPs are a rare personality type.

Who is richer, Larry or Sergey?

Larry Page is slightly richer than Sergey. Larry’s net worth as of 2021 is $131 billion, and Sergey Brin’s is $127 billion.

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