What is Sergey Brin's Net Worth?

Sergey Brin Co-Founder of Google

Name: Sergey Brin

Born: August 21st, 1973

Company: Google, Inc. (GOOG)

Position: Co-Founder

Sergey Brin currently has a net worth of an estimated:


Sergey Brin's net worth decreased by $142,564,662 on 10/26/2016


Sergey Brin, born Sergey Miklaylovich Brin, is one of the co-founders of Google (Larry PAge is the other).

Brin, who is now a multi-billionaire, immigrated to the United States from Russia back in 1979. Brin attended the University of Maryland, where he focused on mathematics and computer science, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science.

Brin met Larry Page when the two were pursuing their Ph.Ds from Stanford University. The two men quickly became good friends and "intellectual soul-mates", and eventually published a paper called "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine". Brin and Page soon put their ideas into action, cobbling together cheap computer equipment to start indexing the Internet. The results were impressive enough that Brin and Page soon put their studies on hold and started soliciting money to start what would become Google.com.

Google was incorporated in September of 1998 during the height of the "dot-com boom" in the United States. Brin and Page scheduled a meeting with George Bell (then the CEO of Excite), offering to sell Google for $1 million. Bell turned down the offer, prompting PAge and Brin to look to raise venture capital money instead. By late spring of 1999, Google raised a $25 million round of funding - some of the investors were VC heavyweights Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital.

Google would eventually launch two major products, Adwords and Adsense, which would help propel the company's revenues into the stratosphere. Adwords is the advertising platform that allows advertisers to place ads on Google's search engine and associate sites, while Adsense is the contextual ad placement tool that allows publishers (web site owners) to monetize their sites. Adwords is responsible for the bulk of Google's revenues.

Over the years, Google has continued to add to their product offerings through their product launches and acquisitions. One of Google's most successful acquisitions to date has been Youtube.com, which is one of the most popular individual web sites in the world.

Google is a money-making machine, bringing in over $50 billion in revenues and nearly $11 billion in profits during 2012.


Google has made Sergey Brin a phenomenally wealthy man.

Google launched its public offering back in August of 2004, allowing Brin, Page and other Google insiders to unlock vast fortunes.

Sergey Brin currently owns roughly 24.6 million Class B shares of Google. When Google went public back in August of 2004, Brin owned over 35 million Class B shares.

In addition to the current value of Brin's shares of Google, we also need to consider the amount of money that Brin has realized by selling millions of his shares in Google. Brin has raised billions of dollars for himself selling shares of Google, so we need to add that in to our net worth calculation.

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Q: How many shares of Google, Inc. does Sergey Brin own?

A: 23,143,614


Sergey Brin is worth 291,718 times more than the median US household

If Sergey Brin sold everything that they owned, they could fund the United States' deficit spending for 7.5 days.

Most Recent SEC Filings From Sergey Brin

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: March 8, 2016, 3:39 pm

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: March 7, 2016, 6:13 pm

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: March 4, 2016, 3:40 pm

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: March 3, 2016, 12:15 pm

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: March 3, 2016, 12:10 pm

Recent Updates

2014-05-06 - Sold 83,334 Class A Google shares and 77,570 Class C shares of Google


Note: Net Worth changes calculated at 4 pm EST daily

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