Who Is Nicole Shanahan, Woman at Center of Musk-Brin Drama?

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Nicole Shanahan emerged this weekend at the center of a rift between two of the world’s richest men, Sergey Brin and Elon Musk.

Shanahan and Brin have been married for over three years but announced in June they plan to divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.

The Wall Street Journal reported this weekend that Musk and Shanahan had an extramarital affair, an allegation that Musk has since denied.

A spokeswoman for Shanahan didn’t respond to requests for comment, according to the WSJ.

Shanahan and Brin signed a prenuptial agreement and are currently negotiating the terms of their divorce

in which she seeks more than $1 billion, according to the report.

That could put the settlement of her divorce in the same league as those of billionaire philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and Melinda Gates.

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