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Meet nicole shanahan, woman at center of elon musk-sergey brin drama?

July 26, 2022
The controversy
Nicole Shanahan, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, was at the center of a rift between the world's two richest men - Google co founder Sergey Brin and Tesla Co Founder Elon Musk
A Damning Report
According to The Wall Street Journal, Tesla co-founder Elon Musk was the reason behind Google co-founder Sergey Brin's divorce with Nicole Shanahan, with whom he had tied the knot in 2018
A Brief Affair
Musk reportedly had a brief affair with Shanahan in early December last year in Miami
Musk Denies
Musk Dismissed the news saying: "I've only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic"
A costly Divorce
Shanahan is reportedly seeking over $1 Billion from Brin's $100 Billion fortune as part of the Divorce proceedings
Lawyer, Founder
Shanahan is now working as an attorney and a research fellow at CodeX. She had earlier founded ClearAccessIP
She has an economics as well as a law degree
Foundation Work
In 2019, Shanahan founded Bia-Echo that helps women bear children later in life, and criminal justice reform, along with other issues
Daughter of Chinese immigrants
Shanahan belongs to a family of Chinese immigrants. According to Shanahan, her mother used to work as a maid