Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google and the world’s sixth-richest person, has filed for divorce from his wife three years after their marriage.
According to court filings, Brin filed a petition for divorce of his marriage to Nicole Shanahan this month, citing “irreconcilable disagreements.” The couple, who have a three-year-old son, requested of the court that the documents be sealed to keep the specifics of their divorce confidential.
48-year-old Brin has a net worth of ninety-four billion dollars, which he mostly got from his stakes in Google, which he had co-founded with Larry Page in 1998 and later merged with Alphabet Inc. He and Page both left Alphabet in 2019, but they remain on the board of directors and are the majority shareholders.
Brin, who was first married to Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andMe, ended his first marriage in divorce in the year 2015.
He is the third billionaire to do so in as many years. His latest divorce is coming just few years after Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announced that they would be getting a divorce, and also three years after the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Scott divorced. When they split up, Bill and Melinda Gates had a $145 billion wealth to divide, whereas Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott had a $137 billion fortune to divide.
Because the relationship began long after he became a billionaire, it is believed that the billionaire Brin and his wife Shanahan would have a prenuptial agreement. There are also claims that the public would never know the details of the divorce because the matter is being handled by a private judge.