Anne Wojcicki Biography
Born in San Mateo County, California, U.S, Anne Wojcicki is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe.
She is also a member of the Xconomists, an ad hoc team of editorial advisors for the tech news and media company, Xconomy.
In 2013, she was named “The Most Daring CEO” by Fast Company.
Anne Wojcicki Age
Wojcicki was born on July 28, 1973, in San Mateo County, California, U.S. She is 46 years old as of 2019.
Anne Wojcicki Parents
Wojcicki is the daughter of Esther Wojcicki and Stanley Wojcicki. her mother is an educator while her father is a physics professor emeritus at Stanford University.
Ann is the youngest of three siblings. Her two older sisters are Susan Wojcicki, who is the CEO of YouTube and a former executive at Google and the other sister is Janet Wojcicki, an anthropologist at the University of California, San Francisco.
Anne Wojcicki Husband
In May 2007, Wojcicki got married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The couple was blessed with a son named Benji Wojin, who was born in December 2008, and a daughter, Chloe Wojin, born in late 2011.
In 2013, Ann and her husband stopped living together and eventually got divorced in 2015.
Anne Wojcicki Education
Wojcicki went to Yale University, where she was a competitive ice skater and played on the varsity women’s ice hockey team. She graduated from the university with a B.S. in biology in 1996.
Wojcicki went on to do molecular biology research at the National Institutes of Health and the University of California, San Diego.
Anne Wojcicki Career
Wojcicki began her career as a health care consultant at Passport Capital, a San Francisco-based investment fund and at Investor AB. She went on to become a health care investment analyst where she worked for 4 years. her work was to oversee health care investments, focusing on biotechnology companies. She quit in the year 2000.
Anne Wojcicki 23andMe
In 2006, Wojcicki together with Linda Avey and Paul Cusenza. 23andMe is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell. It is known for providing a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service. Customers provide a saliva sample that is laboratory analyzed to generate reports relating to the customer’s ancestry and genetic predispositions to health-related topics.
In 2008, the company’s personal genome test kit was named “Invention of the Year” by Time magazine. FDA started to give approval to 23andMe’s health-related tests starting 2015. These tests include risk from cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, certain cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and coeliac diseases.
Anne Wojcicki Net Worth
As of 2019, Wojcicki had a net worth of $690 million.