Famous Immigrant of the Week

Today we feature Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google.  Sergey immigrated to  the US with his family from Moscow in 1979 to escape Jewish persecution.  After receiving degrees in mathematics and computer science from University ofSergey Brin Maryland, he entered Stanford University where he met Google co-founder, Larry Page. 

From his biography.com page:

As a research project at Stanford University, Brin and Page created a search engine that listed results according to the popularity of the pages, after concluding that the most popular result would often be the most useful. They called the search engine Google after the mathematical term "Googol," which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros, to reflect their mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the Web.

Google is now a publicly traded company and likely the most recognizable brand name anywhere on the web.  Google also employs tens of thousands of people, once again proving that immigration is a net benefit to the United States and its economy.

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