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There was something in the gene pool that rose to the top in order to create a man and a mind like that of Sergey Brin. With a mathematical father and research scientist mother, Brin was never destined to be an actor. Instead, he relied on his own smarts and helped create one of the largest companies in he world. His bank account is representative of his astute entrepreneurial efforts at computer science as his net worth is $20,639,112,504.
Although born in Russia, Brin emigrated with his parents to the U.S. at a young age. His tenure at the University of Maryland in computer science and his post-doctorate studies at Stanford in mathematics bolstered his ability to craft search engine algorithms that have been the basis of his success.
He and Larry Page partnered to create today's go-to search engine based on a unique formula for data mining for all things. Google has now become so popular folks now use it as a verb.
As the popularity of Google grew, so did the awards and honors bestowed on its creators. MIT recognized the pair in 2002 as great innovators. Neither Page nor Brin had to pursue their MBAs as they received honorary degrees instead from a revered business school in Spain. Columbia University in New York gave the pair the Marconi Foundation Award in 2004, recognizing their engineering feats. In addition to all the pomp and circumstance from the academic halls, the financial columns realized in a hurry that their accomplishments needed fiscal recognition.
In 2009, Brin along with Page, Forbes named them two of the most powerful men in the world. Individually, Forbes recognizes Brin to be one of the richest men in the world. When you and your partner end up to be a couple of the richest guys on the planet, you have to be able to spend that dough.
Well, consider Moffett Airfield. Moffett Airfield is a joint military and civilian airbase in Sunnyvale, California. Moffett just happens to be home to H211, LLC, which is owned by Sergey and Larry. Through that entity they pay $1.3 million a year to NASA to park their multiple aircrafts close to home. They have a Boeing 767-200 for the long hauls and some Gulfstream jets around for those quick trips. All of the aircraft have had scientific equipment installed by NASA to allow for experiments to be run in flight.