Google Founder and His Wife Split Up

Sergey Brin and wife Anne Wojcicki are living apart.

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One of the highest-profile — and wealthiest — couples in Silicon Valley is on the outs.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is living apart from his wife of six years, 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki, a spokesman confirmed to tech blog AllThingsD.com. A spokesman for the family said “they remain good friends and partners.”

The entrepreneurial couple, who have two children, together donated $223 million to charity in 2012, the fifth-most among donors in the U.S., according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Brin, who now heads up Google’s “moonshot” projects like driver-less cars,  is worth $22.8 billion, according to Forbes. Wojcicki’s personal genetics startup 23andMe, which sells DNA test kits, has raised more than $100 million — including from Google and Brin, according to AllThingsD.com. The breakup is unlikely to have a material impact on Brin’s finances because the couple reportedly signed a prenuptial agreement.

And according to Gawker’s ValleyWag blog, Brin already has a new woman on his arm: a fellow Googler. The website reports he’s dating Amanda Rosenberg, the Google Glass marketing manager — which may help justify Brin’s attachment to Google Glass over the past months.

Google’s Sergey Brin and 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki Have Split [AllThingsD]

This post has been updated to include new details about Brin’s rumored girlfriend.

17 comments
MikeHosley
MikeHosley

Unfair comments and gossip reporting. She invented the term OK Glass.   Why not leave people be? It's got to be a lot of pressure. Valleywag outed her for no reason I heard. 

bcdieff
bcdieff

I'm sure the wife will find a hot boy toy next. 

opdomen12
opdomen12

Pre nup,


Smartest thing this guy ever did in his entire life.

JessePinkman
JessePinkman

Dumps his wife, has a prenup to protect him and then hooks up with a hot Jewish girl at his work.  This guy's my hero.

universalimplosion
universalimplosion

It's all about survival of the fittest, the new gal is fit and ready to procreate and he is able to provide a safe habitat for her. Once women get old a male needs to seek someone younger and healthier. It's only Darwinism. 

Openminded1
Openminded1

really people who gives a F--k. she moves on with a lot of his money and a new penis and he moves on to a younger  version with bigger boobs who cares.

Southpaw87
Southpaw87

@TIME the hardest part is trying to figure out what G+ circle to put her in now.

kinnoyuri
kinnoyuri

"@TIME: Google founder and his wife have split up, separating one of the highest-profile couples in Silicon Valley | ti.me/17o2jyW"

Tonglenpa
Tonglenpa

@TIME Met them when they visited Bhutan several years ago.The many twists&turns life bring along!Tarayana gratefully recollects donation.

randall215lber
randall215lber

@HarrySteele did you not read the article, the smartest man always has a prenup