Google co-founder, wife donate $500,000 to Wikimedia

Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki
Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki attend the 23andMe Spit party in New York City 2008. Brin and his wife have donated $500,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation that runs free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife have donated $500,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation that runs free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

The grant was made by the Brin Wojcicki Foundation founded by Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, the co-founder of 23andMe, a personal genetics company, the Brin Wojcicki Foundation said in a statement on Friday.

The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation launched its annual fundraising drive this week and visitors to Wikipedia.org are currently met with an appeal for donations from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

donated $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation last year.


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