SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. billionaire co-founder Sergey Brin married his longtime girlfriend recently in a ceremony in the Bahamas, a relative said on Wednesday.
The relative, who asked to remain anonymous, said about 60 people attended the wedding to Anne Wojcicki, which was held on a sandbar on May 5 and mixed Jewish traditions with unconventional elements.
“In most Jewish ceremonies you don’t wear your swimsuit,” the person said. “Everyone took a boat, but some people got off the boat early” to swim.
But Brin himself was not talking.
During a media question-and-answer session about Google’s new unified Web search service at the company’s “Googleplex” headquarters in Mountain View, California, on Wednesday, a reporter congratulated Brin.
A long, uncomfortable silence followed before Brin offered a faint smile and said, “Let’s keep it to search,” triggering an outburst of laughter from the audience.
Brin, 33, started Google in 1998 with Stanford University classmate Larry Page. The company went public in 2004, and the stock’s stratospheric rise has driven Brin’s net worth up to an estimated $14 billion, placing him at No. 12 on Forbes magazine list of richest Americans last year.
Wojcicki met Brin through her sister Susan, who sublet the garage in the house she was renting to Brin and Page as they were getting Google off the ground, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
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