Sergey Brin

Rank 7

Sergey Brin

141B

Google

Los Altos, California

United States

  • Sergey Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet, parent company of Google, in December 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder.
  • Brin moved to the U.S. from Russia when he was 6 years old in the wake of anti-Semitism against his family.
  • He cofounded Google with Larry Page in 1998 after the two met at Stanford University while studying for advanced degrees in computer science.
  • Google went public in 2004 and began trading as Alphabet, a newly created parent company, in 2015.
  • Brin is reportedly funding a high-tech airship project.