Google Cofounder Sergey Brin, Wife Anne Wojcicki Have Split Up


Google cofounder Sergey Brin and his wife, cofounder and CEO of venture backed gene testing company, 23andMe Anne Wojcicki, have split up after six years of marriage.

According to a spokesperson for the couple, who have two children, they have been living apart for several months but remain good friends and partners.

Sources also say that Brin, whose net worth is around $24 billion, has become romantically involved with another employee at Google.

Google has invested in Wojcicki’s seven-year-old company, which offers genetic tests to consumers that illuminate their genetic and medical history.

The couple has worked on several philanthropic endeavors worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Both Brin and Wojcicki are stakeholders in 23andMe, which, like Google, is based in Mountain View.

The company sells DNA test kits and helps users interpret their traits and health conditions. It was founded in 2006 and has since raised more than $100 million.

The Wojcicki family was involved in Google’s development from the beginning. After Mr. Brin and Mr. Page first scored seed funding for their embryonic search engine in 2008, they established their first headquarters in the Silicon Valley garage of Susan Wojcicki Anne’s elder sister, who is now the company’s senior vice-president of ads and commerce, and its highest-ranking female employee.

Mr. Brin’s rumored new girlfriend, meanwhile, is 26-year-old Amanda Rosenberg, a Google Glass marketing manager. Ms Rosenberg recently revealed in a post on her Google Plus account that she was responsible for coining the phrase, OK Glass, which users of Glass intone in order to activate the device.