Sergey Brin is a Russian-born American businessman and computer scientist. He co-founded Google with Larry Page in 1998 after the two met at Stanford University. He also works with Page on energy and climate problems through Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, which invests in the alternative energy industry.
Brin has been involved with Project Glass, a research and development program at Google aimed at developing an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD), and with the development of Google’s self-driving cars.
In September 2012, Brin signed the California Driverless Vehicle Bill and predicted that robotic cars will be available to the general public within five years. Sergey Brin is also an investor in Tesla Motors, as well as Space Adventures, a Virginia-based space tourism company.
In 2005, he was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leaders” forum, and in 2009, he was inducted with Page into the National Academy of Engineering.
According to Forbes Magazine, he is the 20th richest person in the world as of April 2014. Sergey Brin holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Maryland and Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University.