Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 40, splits from wife and now rumored to be dating younger employee

Aug 29, 2013| Courtesy by : dailymail.co.uk

Google Inc co-founder Sergey Brin has separated from his wife of six years, and now the 40-year-old Silicon Valley mogul is reportedly dating a younger employee.

Brin and Anne Wojcicki, who married in 2007, have been living apart for several months, the couple’s spokesperson said tonight.

‘They remain good friends and partners,’ the spokesperson added.

The woman said to be seeing Brin has been named in reports as Amanda Rosenberg, a 26-year-old Google Glass marketing manager.

Marriage on the rocks: Google Inc co-founder Sergey Brin has separated from his wife of six years, Anne WojcickiMarriage on the rocks: Google Inc co-founder Sergey Brin has separated from his wife of six years, Anne Wojcicki 

Wojcicki, 40, is the chief executive of a biotech firm that Google has invested millions of dollars in and whose sister is one of the Internet search company’s top executives.

The technology blog AllThingsD on Wednesday was the first to report of the couple’s split. Brin and Wojcicki, who have two children and who have a prenuptial agreement, are not yet legally separated, the report said.

Susan Wojcicki, Anne’s sister, is senior vice president of Ads and Commerce for Google and is considered one of the Internet company’s top executives.

The relationship between Google and the Wojcickis dates back to the company’s earliest days: in 1998, the nascent search company set up shop in Susan Wojcicki’s garage shortly after raising its first funding.

Google has invested roughly $10million in 23andMe, the company that Miss Wojcicki co-founded in 2006 and which sells DNA testing kits and provides clients with information about their ancestry and medical conditions.

Power couple: Brin and his wife are well-known philanthropists; last year alone, they gave away $233million to charitable causesPower couple: Brin and his wife are well-known philanthropists; last year alone, they gave away $233million to charitable causes

 

The blog AllThingsD has reported that the newly single Brin is now dating a co-worker much younger than him.

Forbes said that Mr Brin is currently worth $22.8billion and holds more than $20billion worth of Google shares.

Since Larry Page took over as CEO of Google, Brin has been spending most of his time at Google’s research lab, Google X, which has been developing ambitious ‘moon shot’ projects like the Glass and a self-driving car. 

Brin and Wojcicki have gained a reputation as a philanthropic power couple, donating tens of millions of dollars to a variety of charitable organizations.

In 2012 alone, the couple gave away $223million, Los Angeles Times reported, earning them the distinction of being the fifth biggest donors to U.S. charities, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. 

Interconnected: Google has invested $10million in 23andMe, the company that Miss Wojcicki (right) co-founded in 2006 and which sells DNA testing kits

Much of the funds went to their own charity, The Brin Wojcicki Foundation, which promotes human rights and anti-poverty programs.

San Jose Mercury reported that they have also given tens of millions of dollars to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and the couple co-founded a new organization along with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, which awards $15million prizes to life scientists.

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