Sergey Brin, who is the co-founder of Google and the sixth richest person in the world filed for a divorce from his wife of three years. The interesting tidbit of information is the fact that he now becomes the third mega-billionaire to go through a divorce in four years.
Previously, just last year, Bill gates and Melinda French Gates also announced the end of their marriage about three years after Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott divorced.
Sergey Brin files for divorce
Brin has filed a petition for the dissolution of his marriage to his spouse Nicole Shanahan. Furthermore, citing, “irreconcilable differences” as the official reason. Hence, according to the documents submitted to court. The couple have taken rigorous steps to keep the details of their split private. Thus, requesting the court to keep the documents sealed and away from public reach. This is “Because of the high profile nature of their relationship, there is likely to be significant public interest in their dissolution case and any potential child custody issues” stated a California court. The couple share a three year old son together.
Brin has a humongous fortune of of $94 billion according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Which is derived largely from his holdings in Google, the company he co-founded with Larry Page in 1998. Hence, that later formed the holding company Alphabet.
It is quite possible that the couple have a Pre-nuptial agreement in place. Since the relationship began quite a while after Brin gaining billionaire status. Therefore, the hearing of the case is being handled by a Private judge, said Monica Mazzei. Who is a partner at Sideman and Bancroft LLP.