In January 2022, Sergey Brin filed for divorce and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason.
51- Year-old American entrepreneur Elon Musk provoked the divorce of his close friend and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. This is reported by the Wall Street Journal.
As you know, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla had a short affair with Brin's wife in the fall of 2021. However, it became known about it only now. Having learned about the betrayals of his beloved, Nicole Shanahan, the founder of Google and the president of Alphabet, filed for divorce.
Insider note that the affair between Elon Musk and Brin's wife happened exactly when the first had a daughter from a surrogate mother in alliance with singer Grimes.
First, 48-year-old Sergey Brin said that he and Nicole were terminating their marriage due to “irreconcilable differences.” At the same time, they settled custody issues over their common daughter, who was born in 2018.
According to one of the insiders, at the time of the probable romance in early December 2021, Sergey Brin and his wife were already divorced, but still lived together. In the application for divorce, the entrepreneur indicated December 15, 2021 as the date of divorce.
Note that the state of the co-founder of Google in 2022 reached $ 95 billion. Meanwhile, Musk owns a sum much larger – $ 240 billion, according to fresh data from Bloomberg.
A high-profile divorce is expected between Brin and Shanahan, whom the entrepreneur married in 2018.
Elon Musk and Sergey Brin have been friends for a long time. The Google founder provided Musk with about $500,000 for Tesla during the 2008 financial crisis as the company tried to ramp up production. In 2015, Musk gave Brin one of Tesla's first all-electric SUVs.
According to people familiar with the situation, tension has grown between the two men and their teams in recent months. Sergey Brin told his financial advisers to sell his personal investment in Musk's company.