Musk’s brief affair with the wife of one of his close friends, Nicole Shanahan, hastened his filing for divorce. Now, given the fortune of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, a protracted dispute could be at stake. Musk even apologized, but the friendship didn’t seem to last.
The friendship between the two richest people in the world seems to have come to an end. Elon Musk had a brief romantic relationship with the wife of Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google. The couple is currently in the process of divorcing. Wall Street Magazinereferring to sources relevant to the case.
Elon Musk, the richest man in the world with a net worth of around $240 billion (about 235 billion euros), will be participating with Nicole Shanahan in early December 2021 while attending the Art Basel art fair. in Miami.
During their relationship with Musk, Shanahan and Brin – the eighth richest person in the world with a net worth of $95 billion (about 93 billion euros) – were already facing relationship problems despite continuing to live together. . Sources close to the family explain that the Covid-19 pandemic and caring for their three-year-old daughter have damaged the couple’s relationship. In the divorce filing, Brin lists December 15 as the date of the divorce.
Musk and Brin were close friends and visited each other regularly in Silicon Valley. Brin gave Musk about half a million dollars during the 2008 financial crisis, when the company struggled to ramp up production. Musk responded to the gesture in 2015 by offering his friend one of Tesla’s first all-electric cars.
Apologies on my knees
After a romantic relationship with Shanahan, according to The Wall Street Journal, Musk begged the Google co-founder for forgiveness, even kneeling at a party. Brin accepted the apology, but the two managers have not spoken since. Tensions between the two have escalated in recent months, according to The Wall Street Journal. It is said that Brin even ordered his teams to abandon investments in Musk’s company.
Brin filed for divorce from Nicole Shanahan in early January, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Now, a lengthy legal battle is expected as the woman expects to receive more than $1 billion, an amount her ex-partner considers too high, on top of their prenuptial agreement. The couple met at a yoga retreat about seven years ago and have been married for almost four years.
Brin’s lawyer declined to comment on the case. Musk did not respond to The Wall Street Journal’s request for comment. So did Shanan’s representative, who heads a reproductive justice foundation.
Disagreements between Musk and Brin add to the long list of personal problems facing the Tesla founder, to which are added business challenges, including disruptions in the production of a car brand and a legal dispute over his will. withdraw $44 billion offer via Twitter.