Anne Wojcicki is a well-known American entrepreneur who is best known to be the co-founder of 23andMe, a personal genomics company. She is serving as the chief executive officer of the company. Wojcicki is the former wife of Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin. She has pioneered for mapping genome and has assisted in medical treatment. Now let’s have a close look on Anne Wojcicki’s net worth in 2018.
Anne Wojcicki Early Life
Anne E. Wojcicki was born on July 28, 1973, in San Mateo County, California. She is the daughter of educationalists Stanley Wojcicki and Esther Wojcicki.
She went to Palo Alto, California’s Gunn High School and has served as the editor of the school newspaper ‘Oracle’. In 1996, she earned her BS in biology from Yale University. She has also done molecular research at the University of California and National Institutes of Health.
In 2007, Anne Wojcicki got married to Sergey Bin. The couple has two children named Benji Wojin and Chloe Wojin. They separated in 2013 and got divorced in 2015. She has also dated Alex Rodriguez.
She has always believed in equality of gender right from a young age. Wojcicki considers her mother as her greatest inspiration. When in school, she has received a scholarship and used to write about sports.
Anne Wojcicki Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing her graduation, Anne Wojcicki started to work as a healthcare consultant in an investment fund called passport Capital. She has also worked in Investor AB. She has served as a healthcare analyst for four years. She left it in 2000 and started to focus on research.
In 2006, Wojcicki became the co-founder of 23andMe along with Linda Avey. She got the idea to create the company when she was working on Wall Street’s investment firm. The company is based in California’s Mountain View and is a biotechnology and personal genomics company. It gives genetic testing. It was named after the chromosomes of 23 pairs in the human cell.
She became the chief executive officer of the company and used to perform genome test with saliva. It soon became popular and people started to do more research on it. It launched an Ancestry Service of $99. Wojcicki started to expand her client across the world by focusing on ethnic groups.
Her genome test kit was named as the Invention of the Year in 2008 by Times Magazine. She also went on to become the co-founder of ‘Breakthrough Awards’ which felicitates eminent scientists.
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, Anne Wojcicki was named as the ‘Most Daring CEO’ by Fast Company, a business magazine. In 2016, she was nominated for the Crunches Award in the category of ‘Founder of the Year’. In 2008, her testing kit was named as the ‘Invention of the Year’ by Time Magazine in 2008. One of her greatest career achievements is to be the co-founder of ‘23andMe’.
Net Worth of Anne Wojcicki
Anne Wojcicki has an estimated net worth of more than $1.2 billion. She made this fortune by becoming the co-founder of 23andMe. The company is doing business not just in the United States but also in the United Kingdom and Canada. In 2017, the company raised $250 million by joining new investors. She has been highly successful in her business career and owns expensive cars, jewelry, watches, and lots more. She is also a real estate investor and the owner of Bumble, a kid-friendly cafe.
Anne Wojcicki is considered one of the most popular entrepreneurs in the world. She is known to be a woman of beauty and brains. She gets up early in the morning and sleeps late. Her company 23andMe has been giving services in many countries in the world. Today it has one of the most exhaustive databases in the world. She is into fitness and bikes for seven miles in a day.