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Meet Nicole Shanahan, Google Founder Sergey Brin's New Wife

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Who Is Nicole Shanahan? New Details On Google Founder Sergey Brin's Wife

Congratulations are in order for Google founder Sergey Brin, who has just gotten married to his longtime love. But who is Nicole Shanahan, Sergey Brin's wife?

Born in Russia, Sergey Brin co-founded Google with Larry Page after the duo decided to try out a concept of a web search engine. The concept, which ultimately turned Google into a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate, was originally started in their colleague’s garage. Brin and Page, who were students at Stanford at the time of Google’s nascence, suspended their studies and founded the company we all know and use today.

In other words, they’re paid.

But that doesn’t mean Nicole Shanahan isn’t a monster in business in her own right.

Let’s look at what we know about this multi-dimensional entrepreneur.

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1. They actually got married a while ago.

According to The New York Post, Sergey Brin and Nicole Shanahan got married “a while ago,” but only made the nuptials public recently. The couple, who have been dating for a few years, are also parents to a baby girl born late last year.

2. Nicole Shanahan is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur.

Nicole Shanahan’s LinkedIn page paints a beautiful picture of the nature of this multi-dimensional entrepreneur. “Nicole Shanahan is an attorney in California and a research fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Center of Legal Informatics, a joint center between Stanford Law School and Computer Science. She is the founder and CEO of ClearAccessIP, an automated patent management and valuation platform, and a legal technologist who specializes in the legal applications of neural networks, structured databases, APIs, UI/UX, automation and SaaS. Apart from the practical applications of legal technology, she is formulating an economic theory, entitled "Coasean Mapping" to predict the pace and nature of society's adoption of legal artificial intelligence,” she writes.

3. She's a university fellow.

According to the Stanford law school official website, Nicole Shanahan is a fellow with CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. There’s definitely an edge for students who get more than a few lectures from such an accomplished woman.

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4. She's also a fertility advocate. 

"Shanahan recently helped to fund the launch of a research center focused on women’s fertility and reproductive health, and also donated $7.4 million for grants for research into female reproductive aging. At a lunch last week celebrating the new center’s launch, Shanahan shared about her own struggling trying to conceive with Brin, who she said she married in 2018, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported

5. She's Sergey Brin's second wife. 

Sergey Brin has been married before. The Daily Mail reports that in 2007, Brin married Anne Wojcicki, the co-founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe. They have two children together but got divorced in 2015. Shortly after Brin's divorce was finalized, he was seen at a party in Jamaica with Nicole Shanahan. They didn't go "official" in public until the Met Ball later that year. 


6. Nicole Shanahan works with many other prominent people as well. 

In a press release on Cision, it was revealed that Nicole Shanahan recently launched the Bia-Echo Foundation and named herself to the board, as well. The release reveals that she's named several prominent professionals to the board alongside her. One such board member is Dr. Christine Gulbranson, a UC Davis graduate with five degrees from the institute, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer, and Wendy Lim, a Harvard Business School alumnus, who will serve as Chief Operating Officer. 

7. Has Nicole Shanahan been married before? 

In 2013, it was revealed that Shanahan had gone to New Zealand with a man by the name of Jeremy Asher Kranz. It was later confirmed that Kranz was Shanahan's first husband, because just one year later, in 2014, Kranz filed for divorce from Shanahan. While it's unclear when the couple first got married, or why Kranz filed for divorce, what is clear is that by April 2015, a judgment for divorce was granted to both parties.

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. For more information about Bernadette Giacomazzo, click here.