Anne Wojcicki

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Anne Wojcicki
Born (1973-07-28) July 28, 1973 (age 40)
San Mateo County, California, U.S.
Residence Los Altos Hills, California
Citizenship American
Nationality American
Fields Personal genomics,
Institutions 23andMe
Alma mater Yale University
Known for Co-founder of 23andMe
Spouse Sergey Brin (m. 2007) (separated)[1]
Children 2

Anne E. Wojcicki (/wˈɪtski/ woh-JIT-skee; born July 28, 1973)[2] is an American biotech analyst, biologist and the co-founder and chief executive officer of the personal genomics company 23andMe.

Life and career[edit]

Wojcicki was born in San Mateo County, California. She is the daughter of Esther Wojcicki (née Hochman), an educator, and Stanley Wojcicki, a physics professor emeritus at Stanford University, and sister of Susan Wojcicki, an executive at Google.[3] Her mother is Jewish and her father is a Polish American. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in biology in 1996.[4]

After graduating, Wojcicki worked for 10 years overseeing healthcare investments, focusing on biotechnology companies. In 2006, she left the investing world to co-found 23andMe with Linda Avey.[5] 23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California that provides rapid genetic testing.[6] The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell. Their personal genome test kit was named Invention of the Year by Time magazine in 2008.[7]

Wojcicki married Google co-founder Sergey Brin in May 2007.[8] They have a son, Benji, born in December 2008, and a daughter born in late 2011.[9] News reports on August 28, 2013 announced that Wojcicki and Brin are living separately but that they were not legally separated.[10]


  1. ^ Mallon, Bridget (4 September 2013). "Huffington Post". Huffington Post. 
  2. ^ Date of birth found on the California Birth Index 1905-1995, under WOJCICKI, ANNE E, on 18 July 1973 in San Mateo County.
  3. ^ Barry Schwartz (27 February 2013). "Anne Wojcicki, Google's Co-Founders Wife, On TMZ With Google Glass". Search Engine Roundtable. Retrieved 2 July 2013. "Anne Wojcicki, married to Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin and the sister of Susan Wojcicki, a Google executive..." 
  4. ^ 23andMe. "board members". Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  5. ^ 23andMe. "corporate info". Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fact Sheet". Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Hamilton, Anita (29 October 2008). "Best Inventions of 2008". Content Time. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Hafner, Katie (29 May 2007). "Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride". New York Times. Retrieved 2 July 2013. "Anne Wojcicki, the 33-year-old former health care investment analyst who this month married a handsome young computer scientist.." 
  9. ^ The Way I Work: Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe
  10. ^ Gannes, Liz (2013-08-28). "Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki Have Split". All Things Digital.