These billionaire men on Forbes 400 can afford the best of the best, so it's no wonder that their women are absolutely stunning. But who are these mysterious beauties who scored billionaires? I did some digging and here are the results of my hot billionaire wives search.
While at the Google event yesterday, Sergey Brin took the stage during the Q&A session with some interesting looking shoes. Intrigued, I did some research. Come to find out these shoes, called Vibram Five Fingers MOC ($110), are kind of geeky in their own right (and pretty well known in the tech and fitness community). It's all about posture — not only do Five Fingers help correct yours and align your spine (which will come in handy after long hours at your computer), but they also help to improve balance and agility by stimulating neurons in your feet. Sounds pretty awesome for a tired geek, right?
Find out more about Sergey's shoes (and what they can do for your coding team) after the break.
Way back when, most of you said that you were planning on downloading Google Chrome when it came out. PC users — did you download it? And what do you think? Since I'm currently a Mac owner, I haven't had the opportunity to dive into Chrome's goodness, although I have been admiring the pretty Chrome themes in the meantime. Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, recently spoke about Google Chrome and Mac availability at the Web 2.0 Summit. He said that the Chrome web browser can be downloaded from an unofficial location, but that it's still really buggy (crash alert!), as it's not even in beta yet. Brin also mentioned that he wishes the Mac version would have been available at the same time as the PC launch, which makes me think Chrome for Macs will be here sooner than we think.
And when asked about Google Books Search, Brin discussed some of the controversy surrounding the search tool and said that his ultimate goal is to give people access to millions of books, which he believes will be a successful venture.
And speaking of Google and some of its services and tools, here's a fun video that re-tells the entire Google story, which starts at the very beginning — from when Sergey met Larry. To watch it, just read more
Imagine you know that in a few decades you will be struck with an incurable disease. How much energy would you put into trying to find a cure before it's too late?
Well after learning that he had a genetic mutation that results in a high risk of Parkinson's disease, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has decided to spend millions of dollars on an innovative genetic study, which will attempt to conduct research by, you guessed it, search. Sergey's mother also has Parkinson's.
Genetic discovery company 23andMe, which was founded by Sergey's wife, will team up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center to enroll 10,000 Parkinson's patients. Participants will have their genotype mapped using 23andMe. All the data will be put into a database that can be searched for correlations and new information.
This gets me thinking — with the increased sophistication of genetic testing perhaps the rich will be able to direct the focus of scientific research in the future.
It seems unbelievable to me that people wouldn't recognize Google cofounder Sergey Brin immediately, but there was a time — specifically 2001— when that was the case, due to the relative novelty of the search engine. Not only was that the case, but that was the game! Yes, Sergey was the subject of the game show To Tell the Truth, trying to fool the celebrity contestants out of guessing that he's the real Sergey. Check him out on the show below!
I was just in the midst of catching up on my daily dose of Oprah on Friday, when who should appear on her Friday Live! episode, but Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Alongside her 23andMe co-founder Linda Avey, Wojcicki talked about her Retail DNA Test Kit, which was named Time's 2008 Invention of the Year. For only $399 (a price drop from $1000), you can now purchase one of these kits that are easy to use (you spit in a tube and send it back), and it will be shipped off to a lab where 600,000 genetic markers are read. Once the results are in, you will be notified by email and then you can log in to view your very own genome.
During the show, Oprah asked Anne if she was six months along in her pregnancy, to which she replied — "I'm nine!". She also explained that after testing her and Sergey's genetics, they realized that her unborn son has a 50 percent change of inheriting a high risk for Parkinson's disease.
I Iooked at Sergey's profile and I looked at me, and we saw that the child has a 50 percent (chance of being) lactose intolerant. Because of Sergey, the child has a very, very unlikely chance of having blue eyes.
Very exciting stuff indeed —personal DNA testing, baby Brin on the way. As much as I would love to know my entire genetic makeup, I can't help but wonder what the moral implications will be. Even though on May 1, President George W. Bush signed a bill that makes it illegal for health insurers and employers to deny coverage due to a potential genetic condition, I can't help but wonder if and when this could change.
Images Courtesy of Oprah.com
Can you guess the perfect man who not only knows how to make a good cherry mojito, but is also the proud new owner of a red Tesla Roadster? That would be Google co-founder Sergey Brin. My friend was out on Sunday and happened to catch Brin cruising around San Francisco's Marina district in his 100 percent electric car, and snapped this pic. Although you can't see Brin, my friend swears it's him, as he saw him finishing up some kiteboarding in the bay before jumping in his sweet ride.
While you could Google a great recipe for cherry mojito, you know they'd be nothing compared to one Martha helped you make.
Martha blogged about her recent trip to San Francisco to take part in the Google National Sales Conference, and the highlight is her demonstrating how to make a cherry mojito for the Googlin' golden boys themselves, Sergey Brin (the winner, BTW of the space-date challenge) and Larry Page.
Martha says she thought Sergey "would be the best cherry pitter" (Ed. note: That's what she said).
Well, he has already beat Lance Bass in my book: Google cofounder Sergey Brin has put up $5 million to reserve a seat to space! I guess if I was worth about $18 billion dollars, I'd make my way to space eventually, too (after Fiji, all of Europe, Antarctica, you know).
Being a long-time Sergey-lover, I'm more concerned with who will be sitting in the seat next to him (all relationships notwithstanding) because between him and his other Googler, Larry Page, I'd pick Sergey every time. Who would you pick to fly you to the moon?
Printed in the October edition of Vanity Fair (you know the one with Nicole Kidman looking like an elegant, but saucy sailor on the cover?) the Top 100 List praises the four for their successes in the past year, notably Murdoch's acquisition of the The Wall Street Journal, Jobs's release of the iPhone and the Google twins' ever growing company. read more