Google founder gives $1m to HIAS
"Refugees are as varied in their skills sets and contributions as the rest of us."
- Gideon Aronoff, HIAS chief executive
The co-founder of arguably the biggest brand on the internet has taken a step back into his past by giving $1 million (£604,960) to a charity which helped him settle in the US.
Sergey Brin, who established Google with Larry Page in September 1998, has donated the money to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), which helped his family get away from a life of anti-Semitic discrimination in the Soviet Russia.