Born in Moscow, to Jewish parents.
Father, Michael Brin is a mathematics professor at the
University of Maryland.
Mother, Eugenia Brin is a research scientist at NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center
Communist Party heads barred Jews from upper professional
ranks by denying them entry to universities.
In May 1979, they left Soviet Union and settled in U.S.A.
High School in
During his Ph.D. at Stanford University , he met Larry Page.
They became intellectual soul-mates and close friends.
Combining their ideas, they crammed their dormitory room with cheap
computers and tested their new search engine designs on the web.
Their project grew quickly and they realized they had succeeded in
creating a superior engine for searching the web.
So they suspended their PhD studies to work more on their system
Brin's approach to life, as based on a vision summed up by Google's
motto, “of making all the world's information universally accessible and
Brin and his wife Anne founded the firm 23andMe which lets people
analyze and compare their own genetic makeup .
Trying to help solve the world’s energy and climate problems at
Google’s philanthropic arm google.org, which invests in the alternative
energy industry to find wider sources of renewable energy.
A few weeks ago, they introduced a car that, with "artificial
intelligence," can drive itself using video cameras and radar sensors.
In June 2008, Brin
invested $4.5 million
in Space Adventures,
company. So far,
has sent seven
tourists into space.
He is an investor in
Tesla Motors, which
has developed the
Tesla Roadster, a
244-mile (393 km)
range battery electric
• In 2001, was awarded Outstanding Search Service, Best
Image Search Engine, Best Design, Most Webmaster
Friendly Search Engine, and Best Search Feature at the
Search Engine Watch Awards."
• In 2003, both Brin and Page received an honorary MBA
from IE Business School "for embodying the
entrepreneurial spirit and lending momentum to the
creation of new businesses”.
• In 2004, they received the Marconi Foundation Prize, the
"Highest Award in Engineering", and were elected
Fellows of the Marconi Foundation at Columbia
• In 2009, Forbes magazine decided Brin and Larry Page
were the fifth most powerful people in the world.
• According to Forbes he and Larry Page are currently tied
“In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg introduced Europe to the
mechanical printing press, printing Bibles for mass
consumption. The technology allowed for books and
manuscripts – originally replicated by hand – to be printed at a
much faster rate, thus spreading knowledge and helping to
usher in the European Renaissance. . . Google has done a