Anne Wojcicki

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Anne Wojcicki
Born(1973-07-28) July 28, 1973 (age 40)
San Mateo County, California, U.S.
ResidenceLos Altos Hills, California
CitizenshipAmerican
NationalityAmerican
FieldsPersonal genomics,
Biotechnology
Institutions23andMe
Alma materYale University
Known forCo-founder of 23andMe
SpouseSergey Brin (m. 2007) (separated)[1]
Children2
 
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Anne Wojcicki
Born(1973-07-28) July 28, 1973 (age 40)
San Mateo County, California, U.S.
ResidenceLos Altos Hills, California
CitizenshipAmerican
NationalityAmerican
FieldsPersonal genomics,
Biotechnology
Institutions23andMe
Alma materYale University
Known forCo-founder of 23andMe
SpouseSergey Brin (m. 2007) (separated)[1]
Children2

Anne E. Wojcicki (/wˈɪtski/ woh-JIT-skee; born July 28, 1973)[2] is an American biotech analyst, biologist, and businesswoman. As a businesswoman, she is the co-founder of 23andMe.

Life and career[edit]

Wojcicki was born in San Mateo County, California. She is the daughter of Esther Wojcicki (née Hochman), an educator, and Stanley Wojcicki, a physics professor emeritus at Stanford University, and sister of Susan Wojcicki, an executive at Google.[3] Her mother is Jewish and her father is a Polish American. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in biology in 1996.[4]

After graduating, Wojcicki worked 10 years overseeing healthcare investments, focusing on biotechnology companies. In 2006, she left the investing world to co-found 23andMe with Linda Avey.[5]

Wojcicki married Google co-founder Sergey Brin in May 2007.[6] They have a son, Benji, born in December 2008, and a daughter born in late 2011.[7] News reports on August 28, 2013 announced that Wojcicki and Brin are living separately but that they were not legally separated.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huffington Post". Huffington Post. 
  2. ^ Date of birth found on the California Birth Index 1905-1995, under WOJCICKI, ANNE E, on 18 July 1973 in San Mateo County.
  3. ^ Barry Schwartz (27 February 2013). "Anne Wojcicki, Google's Co-Founders Wife, On TMZ With Google Glass". Search Engine Roundtable. Retrieved 2 July 2013. "Anne Wojcicki, married to Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin and the sister of Susan Wojcicki, a Google executive..." 
  4. ^ 23andMe. "board members". Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  5. ^ 23andMe. "corporate info". Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride". New York Times. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2013. "Anne Wojcicki, the 33-year-old former health care investment analyst who this month married a handsome young computer scientist.." 
  7. ^ The Way I Work: Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe
  8. ^ Gannes, Liz (08-28-2013). "Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki Have Split". All Things Digital.