Sergey Brin’s underdog story is one for the books.
Born in Moscow, Brin came to the United States at six years old and soon found his passion in computer science and math. He graduated from the University of Maryland at 19 and moved onto graduate school at Stanford University. Brin met Larry Page one fateful day at Stanford orientation, and the two became fueled by a joint belief in a groundbreaking web search engine. In Brin’s dorm room, the duo created early iterations of what would one day become Google.
Needless to say, Brin’s prestige as a visionary and tech whiz has established him as one of the world’s smartest people (and richest, ranking 13th). Not surprisingly, he’s also very well-read, with interests that expand beyond tech. Here are three must-read books on his recommendation list.