Nicole Shanahan Biography

Nicole Shanahan is an American personality and is well known for being the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Even after the rumors of getting separated in 2021, she is a famous personality because of her association with Brin. It is said that she was having an affair with Elon Musk. Today, Nicole is a well-known California-based attorney and Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Nicole briefly had an affair with the Tesla CEO in December which made her recent husband Brin file for a divorce and end his longtime friendship with Musk.

As per the reports of the Wall Street Journal. Tesla’s CEO and the boss, Elon Musk denied the allegations that he was once committed to then-married Nicole and the wife of Google CEO-founder, Surgery Brin. Replying to the link of the story [regarding Elon’s affair with Nicole] on Twitter, Musk referred to the story as “total bs”. He commented over the story that he is still friendly with Brin and they had the party together last night.

Early Life

Nicole Shanahan, who is around 36 or 38, is the daughter of a Chinese immigrant mother and a father who had mental issues. In one of her interviews, Nicole said that she had to figure out how the world works for herself. She said that she had unemployed parents for the majority of her childhood. There was no money and no parental guidance. She saw her father as mentally disabled her whole life. She had to suffer because of lots of chaos and fear.

As far as her education is concrete, Nicole [according to her LinkedIn] went to the University of Puget Sound, Geneva Graduate Institute, National University of Singapore, and lastly Santa Clara University School of Law. She is a certified student of WTO studies and has received her studies in BA in Asian Studies, and her other degree of J.D. two times- one in the subject of exchange, global IP, trade, and Chinese law, and another one in high technology law, intellectual property, and litigation.

Nicole Shanahan Career

During the initial period of her hustle with professional life, Nicole Shanahan bussed tables at 12 years old of her age, that was exactly before she started pursuing her degree in BA. According to her LinkedIn profile, it is known that she began her professional life in 2006 when she started working as an intern at Georgopoulos and Economidis. Currently, Nicole is known to be self-employed at Code X Fellow, a Palo Alto-based company since July 2014. She is also holding the position of President at a California-based company named Bia-Echo Foundation since January 2020.

From January 2013 to April 2020, she held the position of Founder & CEO at ClearAccessIP. Previously, Nicole worked at Santa Clara University as an editor and research assistant. She worked as an IP paralegal at Aeon Law (Formerly Axios Law Group), as a consultant to Longan Law Firm, as a patent specialist for Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, as an IP paralegal and database specialist for Rutan & Tucker, LLP, and held the position of a patent specialist at the two companies at different times- one with PDB Patent Data and another one with RPX Corporation. She held all of her position with well-perfected hands in the private sector.

Nicole Shanahan Biography

Real Name Nicole Shanahan
Birth Date 1989
Age (as of 2022) 33 Years
Birth Place Oakland, California, USA
Profession Attorney, Social Media Personality & Entrepreneur
College Santa Clara University of Law, Geneva Graduate Institute & The National University of Singapore
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  128 lbs
Hair Color Dark Blonde
Eye Color Black



Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorced
Affair No
Who is his husband? Sergey Brin (Ex.)
Children One

Personal Life

Nicole Shanahan was married twice in her life. She was married to Google co-founder and the recent president of the parent company of Google, Sergey Brin. The pair exchanged the rituals of marriage in November 2018. According to, Nicole gave birth to a baby girl fathered by Brin in late 2018, the same year when they exchanged marriage rituals after two years of dating. It is said that the couple met each other at a yoga retreat in 2015. Also, the pair got separated on 15th December 2021 after her husband filed for divorce because of the rumors of Nicole’s relationship with another billionaire, Elon Musk. Nicole was previously married to a finance executive before dating Brin.

Nicole Shanahan Net Worth

Shanahan, who is involved in multiple businesses, is surely earning a good income somewhere around $5 million or $10 million. She is famously known as the founder and the president of the Bia-Echo Foundation, a philanthropic foundation that helps women to fight for their justice, a sustainable future, and the support for fertility and productive longevity in their mid-30s.

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