Google co-founder Sergey Brin called off his investments in Elon Musk’s companies after discovering that the Tesla billionaire had an affair with Brin’s wife, Business Insider reported Sunday.
According to The Insider, upon learning of his wife Nicole Shanahan’s affair with Musk, Brin told his financial advisers to sell off all of his investments in Elon Musk companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company.
The affair last fall between Musk and Shanahan fractured Brin and Musk’s longtime friendship and prompted a divorce for Brin and Shanahan, which was filed by Brin in early January, Insider reported.
Insider claims that Brin has a thriving economy. Cite “irreconcilable differences”In his application for a dissolution marriage with Shanahan.
Brin, a board member of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, previously invested $500,000 into Tesla in 2008. According to The New York TimesFidelity and Google invested $1 billion in SpaceX during 2015.
The Journal did not receive information on the possible size of any other investments. “or whether there have been any sales.”
Musk is the wealthiest person in the world with an estimated $240 Billion, while Brin ranks eighth with $95 Billion, according to the The. Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Musk will also go to court in October to protest the $44 million purchase of Twitter. He agreed to it in April. The suit seeks to force the sale. “compel Musk to fulfill his legal obligations, and to compel consummation of the merger upon satisfaction of the few outstanding conditions.”
The deal’s initial announcement sparked controversy regarding what the media mogul’s leadership might mean for the app. Media Matters for America, a liberal non-profit watchdog group, warned that Musk’s ownership “will open the floodgates of misinformation, hate and lies.”