Why is Sergey Brin a renowned figure, in the field of IT?

Soviet-born American computer scientist and entrepreneur Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is one of the two founders of Google.

He was born on August 21st, 1973 in Moscow to Michael Brin, a mathematician, and Eugenia Brin, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre. The family migrated to the US when Sergey Brin was six.

The brilliant student that he was, Brin studied mathematics and computer science after high school. He graduated from the University of Maryland. It was during his PhD studies that he met Larry Page, a fellow researcher, with whom Brin worked to create Google. Later, the Google subsidiaries too came up.

Brin, was awarded an honorary MBA from the IE Business School for his work, and is a recipient of the Marconi Foundation Prize.

His Internet entrepreneurship also helped Brin to enter the world’s billionaires list. As of November 2016, he was ranked 13 on the Forbes’ list of billionaires, having a net worth of 37.9 billion dollars.

Presently, he is the President of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google.