Joining Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has filed for divorce from his wife Nicole Shanahan.
Citing “irreconcilable differences,” Brin filed a petition to dissolve his marriage, according to court documents.
By asking for the documents to be sealed by the court, the couple took the plunge because they have a three-year-old son.
According to Santa Clara’s filing, “Due to the high-profile nature of their relationship, it is likely that there is significant public interest in their dissolution case and any potential custody issues.”
It comes after Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates along with Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott announced their divorce, making him the third mega-billionaire to do so in as many years.
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The 48-year-old founded Google with Larry Page in 1998 and is worth $94 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
In 2019, Brin and Page left Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, but they are still majority shareholders.
In 2015, Brin divorced 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki after being married for nine years following their marriage in 2007.
According to Monica Mazzei, a partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP in San Francisco, it’s likely Brin and Shanahan had a prenuptial agreement since the relationship began long after he became a billionaire.
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