Thursday Motivation – Perseverance is Key

In this success story, I am going to share Sergey Brin’s biography, an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur, who co-founded Google with Larry Page.

Sergey Brin was born on August 21, 1973, in Moscow, Russia. His family emigrated to the United States to escape Jewish persecution in 1979.


Brin had to face the anti-Semitic discrimination. He was bullied because of his thick Russian accent. Brin requested his parents to transfer him to another school. Fortunately, the school director became his mentor.


After receiving his degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park, Brin entered Stanford University, where he met Larry Page. Both students were completing doctorates in computer science.

On September 7, 1998, Google was incorporated as a limited liability company, Google Inc. Larry Page became CEO, and Sergey Brin became President. Their first office was a rented garage in Menlo Park, California.

The number of satisfied users has been growing rapidly, and the word “Google” was popping up from all over the place. In August 2004, Google went public with an IPO that raised $1.67 billion, and in typical Google fashion, became the first and only company to allocate its stocks using computers rather than Wall Street bankers. For the quarter ending June 30, 2008, the company reported revenues of $5.37 billion, an increase of 39 percent compared to the second quarter of 2007.

Brin is still involved in daily operations at Google as president of technology. He is an excellent example of perseverance!

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