Sergey Brin is a man who, together with Larry Page, created the most popular search engine in the world “Google”.
Internet entrepreneur and computer expert Sergei Mikhailovich Brin was born on August 21, 1973 in Russia, in Moscow. In 1971, Brin, a native of the family of Soviet mathematicians, economists, escaping from the persecution of Jews, along with his family emigrates to the United States. After receiving a diploma in mathematics and computer engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, Brin enters Stanford University, where he meets Larry Page. At that time, both defended doctoral dissertations on computer technology.
At Stanford University, Brin and Page begin a research project to create a search engine that sorts information on the popularity of search pages, based on the findings that the most popular pages are, in most cases, most useful. They call their search engine “Google” – from the mathematical term “googol”, which means number 10, raised to the hundredth degree – wanting to express its intention to order a huge amount of information available on the network.
With the help of family, friends and investors, starting capital of one million US dollars, in 1998 friends establish their own company. Having located the head office in the heart of Silicon Valley in California, in August 2004, Brin and Page represent the public “Google”, which makes its creators billionaires. Since then, Google has become the most popular search engine in the world, receiving, according to 2013, 5.9 billion requests per day.
The birth of “YouTube”
In 2006, Google acquired for 1.65 billion US dollars “YouTube” – the most popular website for the translation of user videos.
In March 2013, Breen took 21st place in the list of billionaires “Forbes” and 14th in the list of American billionaires. According to the Forbes website. com in September 2013, the network of Brin is estimated at 24.4 billion US dollars. Now Breen is the director of special projects “Google” and continues to carry out operational management of the company along with Page, the general director of Google, and Eric Schmidt, the company’s executive director.
“It’s much easier to solve big problems than small ones.”