Sergey Brin is an American computer scientist and co-founder of Google, born on August 21, 1973, In Moscow.
He is born to Michael Brin and Eugenia Brin. His father had been a mathematics professor and his mother a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
In 2007, He married Anne Wojcicki, founder of 23andMe. They have one son and one daughter. In 2015, They divorced.
Brin had attended Paint Branch Montessori School in Maryland. After high school, He had gone to the University of Maryland to study mathematics and computer science and had received his Bachelor of Science in 1993. He had enlisted for his graduate studies in computer science at Stanford University on the basis of a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
The idea of Google originated when Sergey Brin had been working with Larry Page on a research project for their thesis. Page had been interested in exploring the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web, a concept that Brin had also found attractive. They had been beginning working together on the research project, called ‘BackRub’ Initially, a web crawler had been used to explore the web from the starting point of page’s Stanford home page. Brin and Page had formed the PageRank algorithm, After analyzing Back Rub’s output using this algorithm, They were realized that a search engine based on PageRank would produce better results than the existing techniques.
In 1997, They registered the domain google.com. The company had been legally incorporated on September 4, 1998, at a friend’s garage in Menlo Park, California. By 1999, the company had been operating with eight employees and had shifted its office to Palo Alto in California, an area more conducive to its growth. The office complex is known as ‘Googleplex.’ Over the next few years, Google launched many new features, acquired several other internet companies and entered into partnerships with other corporations to become one of the fastest growing internet companies in the world.
- Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is his full name.
- He is the Youngest member of the Forbes 400 richest people in the world.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1998, He received the Technical Excellence award.
- In 2002, He received the TR100 award.
- In 2004, He received the Golden Plate.
- In 2004, He received the Marconi Prize.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Sergey Brin, Think Big and work hard to get the achievement.