- Sergey Brin reportedly told his advisers to sell all of his financial investments in Elon Musk’s companies.
- Brin called after learning that Musk was allegedly having an affair with Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan.
- Brin, co-founder of Google, previously invested $500,000 in Tesla.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin reportedly told his financial advisors to sell all of his investments in Elon Musk companies after learning that Musk was allegedly having an affair with Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan.
Brin and Shanahan divorced in January after learning of the affair last year, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing unnamed sources “familiar with the matter.”
The unnamed sources said the long-standing friendship between Brin and Musk was strained prior to Brin’s decision to sell his investments in Musk’s businesses. The Journal said it had not determined “the magnitude of these investments, or whether there were any sales”.
Musk runs Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company, and he’s currently in litigation with Twitter after he made a $44 million bid for the company and then tried to walk away.
Brin, a board member of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, had previously invested $500,000 in Tesla in 2008.
In 2015, Google and Fidelity invested $1 billion in SpaceX, according to The New York Times.