Google co-founder Sergey Brin famously hates doing press interviews, in part because he thinks it’s a waste of his time (which it probably is) and in part because he treasures his privacy. Despite being one of the richest people in the world, Brin still enjoys almost complete anonymity. He can go anywhere in the world and most people have no idea who he is. That includes riding on the subway in New York, something I’ve been told he likes to do. (And something that most rich, famous people can’t do.)
That’s where he got spotted last night by Noah Zerkin, who describes himself as a “wearable computing and augmented reality enthusiast/hardware prototyper” from Brooklyn, who snapped this photo of Brin looking cool in a pair of Google glasses and riding the 3 train. Zerkin chatted Brin up, and wrote, “Yeah … I just had a brief conversation with the most powerful man in the world. On the downtown 3 train. Nice guy.”
Based on the outfit, Brin appears to be living some kind of Tony Stark double life. Any guesses as to what he does in his spare time, cruising the subways in New York all dressed in black and wearing superhero glasses?
Photo by Noah Zerkin.
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