She went to the same boarding school as the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Eugenie.
At Google she quickly moved up the ranks to become a marketing manager or main “cheerleader,” as an industry observer called her, for Google Glass.
But romantic scandals can happen even to those for whom “good fortune arrives in fairytale-like flurries,” as once wrote. Last year Brin, a handsome, compact man with a toned physique, an enviable head of hair, and sparkling brown eyes, left the family’s spread on a million Los Altos lot while dating a Google employee in her mid-20s, Amanda Rosenberg—who, in turn, ditched her boyfriend, then a prized executive at Google’s Android arm, for Brin.
Gossip about the situation ricocheted quickly among the upper echelons of the wealthy fortysomethings leading Silicon Valley.
Last fall, -like), the couple were widely seen as perfect for each other.
Some people even called them “twins”: they’re the same age (40), went to elite universities, and are fanatical about the outdoors, yoga, and athletics.
This childhood fantasia didn’t happen by accident: some of it is the result of urban-design investments made by Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, and his wife, Anne Wojcicki (pronounced Wo--skee), the most important couple in town—and perhaps the most prominent young couple in Silicon Valley.
With more than billion in wealth—much of it in special B-class stock that allows Brin to retain a good share of his voting power in Google—they were ranked ninth among U. families in charitable giving last year, on their way to becoming Generation X’s answer to Bill and Melinda Gates.“Sergey is a beloved oddball of a guy, and unlike [Google’s current and former C. O.’s] Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, he’s the one who gets to do the cool stuff at Google,” says an industry observer.
NEW LOOK Sergey Brin at the Diane von Furstenberg spring 2013 show.
Making things even more complicated, Wojcicki, says a friend of the couple’s, considered Rosenberg “a friend.”A stunning Englishwoman with Chinese and Jewish roots, Rosenberg often dyes her long dark hair with streaks of color, like burnt sienna.
She has a comedian’s sense of timing and a propensity for sharing her emotions widely on social media.
Slim and attractive, Wojcicki is currently living on her own, trying to manage the children while engaged in a serious battle over saving 23and Me, which has come under fire from the U. Brin and Page filled the garage with desks made of old pine doors set on sawhorses, a turquoise shag carpet, and a Ping-Pong table.
Their search engine, initially called “Back Rub,” evaluated the incoming links on a page instead of keywords, as their competitors did, as well as the importance of the entity doing the linking.
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