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Mumbai. World's richest man Elom Musk, always remains in the news. This time too as the affair between Shanahan and Musk flourished in December at Art Basel in Miami, and Musk also asked Brin for forgiveness, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Musk had an alleged intimate relationship with Brin's wife Nicole Shanahan in December 2021 in Miami, the Wall Street Journal said citing sources.
Had a "brief affair" with his wife
Google co-founder Sergey Brin, whose relationship had gone sour with Tesla chief Elon Musk, has instructed advisors to sell his personal investments in Musk’s companies after knowing that the world’s richest man had a "brief affair" with his wife, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The exact details of Brin’s investments in Musk’s companies are not known and it’s not clear whether there have been any sales as of yet.
Brin supported Musk during the 2008 financial crisis
The alleged affair has dented the long association between Musk, 51, and Brin, 48, who helped support the electric carmaker during the 2008 financial crisis. The 48-year-old businessman had filed for divorce from Shanahan earlier this year. Brin and Shanahan are presently negotiating a settlement, with Shanahan seeking more than $1 billion, the Journal said, even though there’s a prenuptial agreement. Musk remains the world’s most prosperous entrepreneur with a $242 billion fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Brin comes at the eighth spot with a net worth of $94.6 billion.
Musk refuted the reports
Meanwhile, Musk refuted the reports of his strained relationship with the Google co-founder over the alleged affair with Brin’s ex-wife Nicole Shanahan. Musk said that all is well between the two business leaders: "This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night." “I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic," the Tesla CEO added in his tweet.