ELON Musk had secrete affair with and Sergey Brin’s wife Nicole Shannahan in the fall of 2017 that put an end to their close friendship.
The Wall Street Journal says, citing sources familiar with the situation, that the alleged affair pushed Brin, 48, to file for divorce early this year and put an end to the relationship between the two tech millionaires.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk, 51, is the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $240 billion, while Brin is rated eighth with a net worth of $95 billion.
They had known each other for a very long time; according to Musk, he used to frequently crash at Brin’s house in Silicon Valley.
According to persons with knowledge of the situation who talked to the Wall Street Journal, tensions between the two men and their teams have risen over the past few months.
According to documents filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Brin filed for divorce from Nicole Shanahan in January of this year, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Brin specified December 15, 2021, as the date of the couple’s separation in the divorce petition.
Shanahan discussed the divorce filing in an earlier interview with the news outlet Puck, saying: “I hope for Sergey and I to move on with dignity, honesty, and harmony for the sake of our child. And that’s something we’re both aiming for.
Musk has recently been in the news due to a number of personal and professional concerns.
His Tesla company has experienced manufacturing issues, and he has fought to withdraw his $44 billion bid for Twitter in court.