'Google co-founder Brin orders sale of Musk investments after an affair with Nicole Shanahan'
Google co-founder Sergey Brin instructed his advisers to sell his personal investments in Elon Musk's companies in recent months after learning that he had a brief affair with his wife according to the Wall Street Journal.
Musk, the co-founder of Tesla Inc., had an alleged liaison in early December in Miami with Nicole Shanahan the Journal said
That ended the long friendship between Musk, 51, and Brin, who helped support the electric carmaker during the 2008 financial crisis.
Musk is the world’s richest person with a $242 billion fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Brin is the eighth-wealthiest, with a net worth of $94.6 billion.
Brin, 48, filed for divorce from Shanahan in January.
The size of Brin’s personal investments in Musk’s companies isn’t known, and it’s unclear whether there have been any sales, the newspaper said.
Musk’s affair with Shanahan took place in December at Art Basel in Miami, and Musk at another event asked Brin for forgiveness, according to the Journal
Brin and Shanahan are currently negotiating a settlement, with Shanahan seeking more than $1 billion, the Journal said