Sergey Brin

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Sergey Brin
Known for Co-creator of Google Search (1997)
Co-founder of Google LLC (1998)
President of Google LLC (1998-2019)
Co-founder of Alphabet Inc. (2015)
President of Alphabet, Inc (2015-2019)
Birth August 21, 1973

Sergey Mikhailovich Brin (Сергей Михайлович Брин, born August 21, 1973) is a Russian-American computer scientist and businessman.


Sergey Brin had Russian Jewish parents who were graduates of Moscow State University.

He was born in the city of Moscow, in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, to Mikhail and Eugenia Brin on August 21, 1973.

Emigration to the United States

After Mikhail returned from a mathematics conference in Warsaw, Poland in 1977, it was decided the family would emigrate from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The family officially applied for exit visas in September 1978, at which time both parents were forced to leave their jobs. They had to take on temporary jobs until their visa was approved in May 1979.

The family lived in Vienna, Austria, and Paris, France until Mikhail Brin secured a teaching position in the United States at the University of Maryland, College Park.

His family arrived in the United States on October 25, 1979.

His mother became a researcher at the Goddard Space Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Google Search

Brin co-created Google Search with Larry Page and Scott Hassan. A prototype of the Google search engine was created in 1995. It was officially launched in 1997.

Google LLC

He co-founded Google Inc. with Larry Page in 1998. The company became Google LLC in 2018.

Alphabet Inc.

Google was restructured in 2015, at which time he and Larry Page co-founded the company that became Google's parent, Alphabet Inc.

Brin was president of Alphabet Inc. until he left the company in 2019.