Sergey Brin's Beginnings in 1 minute

How did entrepreneur Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google started his success?

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Sergey Brin was born in Moscow, Russia in 1973

Together with his family, at the age of six , they immigrated to the United States and grew up in Adelphi, Maryland.

His father, Michael Brin, was a professor of mathematics at the University

Larry page he attended a Montessori school as a small child, same as his father,

Larry graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in 1990

and entered the University of Maryland, College Park. In only three years, he graduated with the highest honours in mathematics and computer science.

Brin soon authored more than a dozen papers on data mining

and pattern extraction for leading academic journals, including “Extracting Patterns and Relations from the World Wide Web,”

Larry also created a website for film ratings

and designed a software application to translate documents from TeX, the text processing language often used for scientific papers, to HTML

At Stanford, Sergey Brin met fellow computer science graduate student Larry

who recruited him to join his research project.

They ran the prototype of their search engine BackRub

on an assortment of inexpensive personal computers stored in Larry Page’s dorm room.

The domain was registered in 1997.

The domain name was derived from the term “googol,” the very large number written as a one followed by 100 zeros, an expression of the vast universe of data the Google search engine was designed to explore.

Page & Brin incorporated Google as a privately held company in 1998

and relocated their servers from Larry Page’s dorm room to a friend’s garage in Menlo Park, California.

Having completed their master’s degrees,

they took a leave of absence from the PhD program to concentrate on building their business.

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