Sergey Brin — the Google co-founder who is the seventh-richest person in the world with a net worth of $93 billion — has filed to divorce his wife of four years, according to a report.
Shanahan reportedly started seeing Brin sometime in 2015. The two married in a low-key ceremony on Nov. 7, 2018. The couple have a daughter and have been separated since Dec. 15, 2021, according to court filings submitted in Santa Clara County, Calif.
Brin has asked that he and Shanahan have joint custody of their daughter. He is not seeking child support from Shanahan, and is asking that she is not awarded it, either, according to Insider, which first obtained the divorce papers.
The Post has reached out to Brin and Shanahan seeking comment on the divorce, which could be in the running to join the most expensive of all time, including those of fellow tech tycoons Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk.
According to Insider, the court filings “emphasize Brin and Shanahan’s desire for secrecy around the proceedings, and they have attempted to have much of the case placed under seal.”
“Petitioner is a co-founder of Google and one of the wealthiest and most famous technology entrepreneurs in the world. Because of the high-profile nature of their relationship, there is likely to be significant public interest in their dissolution and child custody issues,” a filing from Brin’s lawyers reads.
“Of great concern is that such publicity puts their minor child at risk of danger, harassment, and even kidnapping, if the specifics of their day-to-day whereabouts are exposed to the public,” the filing warned.
The court filings don’t specify what assets Brin and Shanahan jointly own or how they will be divided. Instead, they merely confirm that some do exist, the details of which “are to be determined,” according to Insider.
“All issues as to the property rights or obligations of the parties will be determined by confidential binding arbitration in accordance with a written agreement between the parties,” one of the court documents reads.
Brin is being represented in the divorce proceedings by the Bay Area law firm Hanson, Crawford, Crum Family Law Group, LLP, while Shanahan has hired Los Angeles-based firms Spector Law Firm, APLC and Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP, according to Insider.