Anne Wojcicki, 41, is the founder of the company 23andMe, a startup that uses genes to trace ancestry. It’s aimed at consumers, who are so far — to judge from the comments on its own site — slightly underwhelmed by the results. But the future looks bright for the business. Google is one of the main investors in 23andMe, which has raised more than $100 million in venture capital. Until this week, when their divorce became official, Wojcicki was married to Google co-founder Sergei Brin. They have two children together.
Anne Wojcicki’s sister Susan Wojcicki is also in the Google family, heading up Google’s YouTube business. Her other sister Janet Wojcicki, PhD, is an anthropologist. Anne Wojcicki graduated from Yale University with a degree in biology, though she spent more time at Stanford — growing up there while her father (Stanley) taught in the famous Physics program. (The 23 in her company name, btw, stands for the number of pairs of chromosomes in human DNA — if you haven’t discerned this yet, the Wojcicki DNA is pretty good!) Wojcicki’s ex-husband, Brin, is reportedly worth more than $30 billion. The financial settlement between the couple remains private.