Benji Wojin is the only son of an American business magnate and computer scientist Sergey Brin and his first wife Anne E. Wojcicki. His father is best known as a co-founder of one of the largest online companies mainly focused on the search engine called Google.
Since Wojin is the son of one of the most successful businessmen in the world, it is clear that everyone is curious about the lifestyle that the star boy is living now. So here we have come up with several unknown facts about Benji, including his upbringing, his parents’ marriage, and more.
How old is Benji Wojin? His youth and age
Benji Wojin is 14 years old when he was born in November 2008, in the United States. He was born to his father Sergey and Anne Wojcicki. Brin once revealed that he had a genetic mutation that put his son at greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
So when Benji turned one, his father planned to contribute his and his son’s DNA to a large study to reveal the genetic roots of Parkinson’s disease. The research was conducted by his mother Anne’s company, 23andMe.
Besides, Benji spent his early life like any other kid. However, his parents have kept him away from the media. So there is not much information about his education and personal life.
Apart from this, Wojin has a younger sister named Chloe Wojin. His sister is now about 11 years old.
Benji Wojin is a member of a genius family; His grandparents
Benji is born into a family of geniuses. Not only his parents have a sharp mind, but also his grandparents. His paternal grandfather Michael is a retired math professor at the University of Maryland. Likewise his paternal grandmother Eugenia Brin is a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
On the other hand, Benji’s maternal grandmother Esther Wojcicki is an educator and his grandfather Stanley Wojcicki is professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University.
Wow! Talk about winning the genetic lottery. It’s safe to say that Benji has it all, the brawn and the brains.
Benji Wojin and his father have been mining Ethereum
Benji and his father have been mining Ethereum together. It all started when Benji asked for a gaming PC. His father quickly said yes, but he gave him the condition that they also start mining crypto from the desktop. His father personally felt that the technology was mind-blogging, while on the other hand, Google was slow to explore blockchain technology.
So when they bought a gaming PC, they started mining cryptocurrency. At a blockchain conference led by Sir Richard Branson in Morocco, the Google co-founder said:
“A year or two ago, my son insisted that we should buy a gaming PC. I told him, ‘Okay, if we get a gaming PC, we should mine cryptocurrency. So we set up an ethereum miner there and we’ve been making a few pennies, a few dollars ever since.
Benji Wojin’s parents were in a marital bliss for almost ten years: why did they break up?
Benji Wojin’s parents walked down the aisle in the Bahamas in May 2007. Their wedding was very low-key with only about sixty guests. Their actual ceremony was held on a nearby sandbar in the Bahamas. However, they have not disclosed the actual location. According to rumors, they got married in Musha Cay.
Moreover, their marriage was no surprise as they were good friends for many years. In fact, Benji’s father Sergey’s journey in creating Google began in his aunt Susan Wojcicki’s garage.
However, after eight years of marriage, the couple divorced. They had been living separately for two years before their divorce. According to reports, it is believed that Benji’s father was unfaithful in their relationship.
Apparently, Wojin’s mother found illegal email exchanges between her ex-husband Sergey and a young Google employee named Amanda Rosenberg. Apparently, his father moved out of the $7 million home in Los Altos that he shared with his ex-wife Wojcicki after confirming his relationship with Rosenberg in 2013.
On the other hand, Benji’s father is currently married to Nicole Shanahan, a lawyer based in California. They exchanged vows November 7, 2018. However, Wojin’s mother is single and not married to anyone yet.
Benji Wojin Mother Anne felt discriminated against while breastfeeding her third child
In 2019, Benji’s mother was at the private Maroon Creek Club in Aspen, Colorado, attending a conference for top business leaders. During the event, her little daughter was hungry. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let her breastfeed her daughter in the hallway.
So she went to a booth on the first hole of a nearby golf course. Then she sat down on a couch and started breastfeeding. But she had no idea this was the place where only people with memberships were allowed. Later, a staff member approached her and told her to breastfeed elsewhere.
After she got home, she posted a tweet saying:
“As a breastfeeding mother, I have to feed my baby in all kinds of less than ideal places. Yesterday at #MaroonCreekClub in Aspen I was sitting on a stool in the check-in area feeding my 3 month old when I was thrown out by a member of staff and moved to the ground outside.
A similar incident happened to her before when she was in an interview with high profile people at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference. she asked, “I’m sorry, but I have to feed her.” The man answered hesitantly, “Now?”
As a celebrity, she faces these kinds of issues, and says she wants to help normalize breastfeeding, including in her own business.
Benji Wojin’s parents are passionate philanthropists
Although Benji’s parents are divorced, they run The Brin Wojcicki Foundation together. So far they have donated to many charitable foundations such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation. In 2009, they even gave $1 million to support the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.
In 2008, his father Sergey decided to donate what he could to the University of Maryland School of Medicine to help fight Parkinson’s disease. He even donated $1 billion to fund research into the disease. For those of you who don’t know, Wojin’s grandmother Eugenia was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The Google co-founder has also donated to Democratic Party organizations and candidates. He contributed $30,800 to the DNC (Democratic National Committee) and $5,000 to Barrack Obama’s re-election campaign.
Is Benji Wojin active on Instagram?
Benji Wojin is not active on any social media platform be it Instagram, Facebook or any other handle. Other than his mother Anne, none of Wojin’s relatives are active on social media.
His mother is active on Instagram under the name @annewoj23 with over 9k followers.
Net worth: Benji Wojin is the child of a billionaire: where is Benji now?
Benji Wojin comes from a family of a billionaire father. His father has an estimated net worth of $77.5 billion as of 2023. His fathers made his fortune as a co-founder of Google. The business magnate is ranked 12th among the richest people in the world.
His mother Anne is no less. The CEO of the genomics company has a total net worth of $800 million. By the way, speaking of Benji’s whereabouts, he could be living in his father’s recently purchased house in Point Dume, Malibu, California.
Meanwhile, according to the official reports, his mother still lives in the same place.