Musk and Shanahan made headlines recently for allegations that the two had an affair while she was married to Brin. Musk took to Twitter to dispel the rumors, calling them “total BS.”
At 33, Shanahan has made a name for herself in Silicon Valley, selling her ClearAccessIP company and starting Bia-Echo in 2019. However, she also has an unfortunate
According to recent reports, it seems that Elon Musk might have an extramarital affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan. This news has caused his friendship with Brin to end.
It seems that Elon Musk might be in hot water with his friend Sergey Brin after reports of an affair with Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan, surfaced.
The news of the affair came out after The Wall Street Journal reported that Musk and Brin’s friendship had ended over the matter.
This isn’t the first time Musk has been in the news for his personal life – in 2018, he made headlines for his tumultuous relationship with musician Grimes.
Musk has denied the allegations against him, writing a reply on Twitter saying they are “total BS”. He says he is still friends with the Google co-founder and was even at a party with him the night before.
He says he has only seen Shanahan twice in three years and both times there were “many people around. Nothing romantic”.
Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Musk had an affair with Shanahan that led to her divorce from Brin earlier this year. This supposedly ended Brin and Musk’s long friendship.
Nicole Shanahan is a 33-year-old businesswoman who is at the center of a potential disagreement between two of the world’s richest men.
She is a lawyer and a tech guru
Shanahan is a highly successful lawyer and entrepreneur, despite being relatively unknown compared to some of her billionaire friends.
She founded Clear Access IP in 2013, a Palo Alto-based firm that helps patent owners manage and monetize their intellectual property rights. The company was sold in 2020 and acquired by rival IP for an undisclosed amount.
The graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law is also a research fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Centre of Legal Informatics, according to her LinkedIn page. CodeX is a joint centre between Stanford Law School and Computer Science.
She is also a philanthropist
In 2019, after selling her company, Shanahan founded the Bia-Echo foundation. The main focuses of the foundation are reproductive longevity and equality, criminal justice reform, and preserving a liveable planet.
Her interest in reproductive longevity is due to her personal struggles with conceiving, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s website.
To further her cause, she has partnered with the Buck Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality as well as with the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
In an interview with the New York Post, she said: “Like many women who are not quite ready to start a family in their early 30s, I decided, or so I thought at the time, to take matters into my own hands and freeze embryos.
However, after three failed attempts at embryo-making and three dozen visits to in vitro fertilisation clinics around the Bay Area, I learned that I was not nearly as unshakeable as I thought I was.”
Believing that criminal justice reform will be the biggest topic of discussion for her generation, she donates to Measure J in Los Angeles County. Measure J will divert money from the law enforcement budget and put it towards mental and social support services.
In a recent interview with Puck, Shanahan said that he is still committed to dedicating his life’s work to social justice, climate solutions, and a thoughtful, caring democracy. He wants everyone to know that he is still just as dedicated as ever to these causes.
“As someone who is dedicated to social justice, climate solutions and a thoughtful democracy, I want to assure everyone that my commitment has not wavered,” Shanahan said in an interview with Puck recently.
She had a rough childhood
Shanahan has come a long way from her humble beginnings. Born to a Chinese immigrant mother and a father with mental health issues, Shanahan had to grow up faster than other kids. Today, she enjoys a high-profile life as a techpreneur. But it wasn’t always easy for her.
“My dad was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia when I was nine,” she told San Francisco magazine in 2021.
“My Chinese-born mom had only been in the US for two years when I was born, so not only was there no money, there was almost no parental guidance. With a mentally ill father, there was lots of chaos and fear in our household.”
However, Shanahan overcame her trauma and went on to found an AI-enabled patent management company, proving she is a strong and persistent woman.
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur has also pledged US$100 million to women’s reproductive rights and criminal justice reform through her foundation, demonstrating her dedication to making positive change in the world.