EXCLUSIVE: When Elon met Sergey. The oceanfront plastic-cup party that brought mega-rich tech titans Musk and Brin face-to-face as cheating claims surfaced was a 40th birthday bash for the wife of yet another billionaire
- The Wall Street Journal claimed Elon Musk had an affair with Sergey Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan, and that it served as a catalyst for their divorce
- Musk, 51, then tweeted a photo of himself partying with Brin in an effort to disprove the bombshell claim
- Now DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal the party was hosted by Musk’s longtime friend and billionaire business associate Steve Jurvetson
- It was at his home in Half Moon Bay, California, 30 miles south of San Francisco
- Jurvetson, 55, who is reportedly worth $1.8billion is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who sat on the Tesla Board of Directors from 2013-2020
- Jurvetson left his venture capital firm ‘after an internal investigation uncovered a pattern of deception with women including extramarital affairs’
- Twice-married Jurvetson emphatically denied the allegations, adding: ‘Personal lives should stay personal’
It must have been quite a bash. Two of the 10 richest men in the world – who were allegedly involved in a love triangle with one of their wives – were pictured looking the worse for wear in a daytime shot.
Google founder Sergey Brin appeared to be drinking white wine from a plastic cup rather than the hand cut lead crystal he could clearly afford. He also seemed to be putting his arm around a woman’s shoulder while a second woman with dyed pink hair had her back to the camera.
And Elon Musk was unshaven as he guffawed into the camera wearing a collarless Henley shirt.
Now DailyMail.com can reveal exactly where the party picture was taken and how the alleged love rivals came to be seen in the same shot.
They were at a party in tony Half Moon Bay, California, to celebrate the 40th birthday of Genevieve Jurvetson, wife of entrepreneur Steve Jurvetson, who sits on the board of Musk’s SpaceX.
Jurvetson, 55, is himself a billionaire, but with nowhere near the fortune of his two guests – who rank Numbers 1 and 9 on the world wealth list. While world’s richest man Musk is said to be worth $271 billion and Brin has $96 billion, Jurvetson’s fortune is a ‘mere’ $1.8 billion.
But that relative poverty was not enough to keep the titans of tech from enjoying his hospitality. He threw the party at his secluded home on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
‘Steve threw a huge birthday bash for Genevieve’s 40th birthday last weekend,’ a local told DailyMail.com when we went to confirm the whereabouts of the mystery party.
‘There were several millionaires and a handful of billionaires in attendance. The dirt parking lot had several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of high-end cars parked in it.’
Musk posted a picture with Brin in the background on his Twitter account in an effort to disprove a Wall Street Journal story reporting Musk slept with with Brin’s wife last year
DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal the party last week that had Elon Musk and Sergey Brin in attendance was hosted by Musk’s longtime friend and billionaire business associate Steven Jurvetson. Jurvetson and Musk are pictured together
Jurvetson’s home where Genevieve Jurvetson’s birthday was celebrated. The fence around the property can clearly be seen in the party picture that Musk posted
The Wall Street Journal claimed Elon Musk had slept with Sergey Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan, and that it served as a catalyst for their divorce
Neither Steve nor Genevieve Jurvetson responded to DailyMail.com requests for comment.
Musk, 51, flew in from his home in Austin, Texas, to celebrate Genevieve’s big day. He posted a picture with Brin in the background on his Twitter account in an effort to mock a Wall Street Journal story reporting he had an affair with Brin’s wife Nicole Shanahan last year.
The paper claimed the affair was the catalyst for Shanahan and Brin to divorce.
Both the Tesla founder and Shanahan, 33, have denied the story with Musk saying Shanahan should sue. She and Brin, 48, split at the end of last year.
Jurvetson has been friends with Musk for several years. Before serving on the SpaceX board, he sat on the Tesla board from 2013-2020.
Jurvetson, 55, with then-presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2020
Jurvetson married Genevieve Lydstone in December 2018 in Courcheval, high in the French Alps. They now have three young children. According to her LinkedIn page, she is chair of the founders circle of the Psychedelic Science Fundraisers Collaborative which supports research into psychedelic medicines.
She is also the co-founder of Fetcher, a recruitment company.
According to public records, Jurvetson bought his secluded Half Moon Bay estate in 2005 under an LLC called Pelican Perch. It cost him $6.15 million dollars.
The 5,000 sq.ft., three-bed, two-bath home sits on almost a half an acre with sweeping views of the ocean and is the only home on its street. There isn’t another home within a half mile of the home which borders the golf course located in the prestigious Ocean Colony community.
He and Genevieve live full time in Los Altos, California, 27 miles south of Half Moon Bay in a $12 million gated 6,200 sq. ft. home with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, sitting on almost two acres.
Jurvetson was an early investor in Tesla and SpaceX. He is one of the first owners of a Tesla Model S and second owner of the Tesla Model X.
He was a partner in Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a venture capital firm which focuses on high-tech opportunities.
But like his friend Musk, he has been involved in his share of scandal.
Jurvetson, who is reportedly worth $1.8billion is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who sat on the Tesla Board of Directors from 2013-2020. Jurvetson married Genevieve Lydstone in December 2018
A source exclusively told Dailymail.com, ‘Jurvetson threw a huge birthday bash for his wife Genevieve’s 40th birthday last weekend’
In November 2017, two years after he and his first wife Karla split, a USA Today article citing a tech news outlet, Recode, reported that Jurvetson left his venture capital firm ‘after an internal investigation uncovered a pattern of deception with women including extramarital affairs, some of which blurred the line between his professional and personal lives.’
It said, ‘An internal investigation conducted by Draper Fisher Jurvetson…found that Jurvetson had affairs with multiple women at the same time, Recode reported. The women, who work in the tech industry, met him at professional conferences.’
In a Facebook post on November 14, 2017, he denied the allegations saying, ‘Wholly false allegations about sexual predation and workplace harassment. Let me be perfectly clear: no such allegations are true.’
Later in the same post he wrote, ‘I think my personal life, and other people’s personal lives, should stay personal. It should not be in the court of public opinion. This is the last I will say on this subject for the foreseeable future.’
The women involved said the affairs were consensual.
Jurvetson completed his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering in two-and-a-half-years from Stanford, graduating Number 1 in his class.
He has a fascination with space and has a large space artifact collection.
According to public records, Jurvetson bought the secluded estate in 2005 under the LLC Pelican Perch for $6.15 million dollars
The 5,000 sqft, three bedroom, two bathroom home sits on almost a half of acre with sweeping views of the ocean and is the only home on its street
There isn’t another home within a half mile of Jurvetson’s home which borders the golf course in the prestigious Ocean Colony community
Jurvetson’s main home is in Los Altos, California, about 27 miles south of Half Moon Bay is fitting for a billionaire
He boasted on Instagram on July 10 about his latest space acquisition, where he wrote: ‘My new arrival from outer space. 72 lbs. with a 15 x 14′ face. Pallasites are the most visually stunning meteorites IMHO.’
He then went on to say how rare his meteorite is, ‘If this all sounds like a rare event, it is. 2% of meteorites in the Met Bull (Meteoritical Bulletin) are irons, and only 0.2% are Pallasites.
‘Based on isotope analysis at ETH Zürich, this meteorite spent the last 130-160 million years free floating in space,’ he added.
Musk called The Wall Street Journal article ‘total BS’ adding on Twitter that he hadn’t ‘even had sex in ages (sigh)’, then added, ‘I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.’
Lawyers for Shanahan told DailyMail.com that any suggestion that Nicole cheated on Sergey Brin with Elon Musk ‘is not only an outright lie – it’s defamation.’
Days later Musk tweeted again that Shanahan should sue the Wall Street Journal for their story claiming she cheated on Sergey with him, calling the newspaper’s story another ‘hit piece.’
Brin was photographed leaving with a mystery blonde date in a Tesla at celeb hot spot NOBU in Malibu last Thursday
Musk’s pasty-white torso was the subject of much Internet derision after he was pictured on a yacht in Mykonos, Greece, on July 19
He said that, as a public figure, he would not be able to win a defamation lawsuit against a news organization, but Shanahan should sue.
Brin was photographed leaving the Malibu celebrity hotspot NOBU with a mystery blonde date – while he was driving a Tesla – on Thursday last week. He has yet to comment publicly on the Wall Street Journal article.
As for Musk, he just can’t keep his name out of the news. Last week a judge ruled that Twitter could sue him for backing out of a $44billion deal to purchase the social media platform, and set a trial for October.
Musk had requested a February trial to have the time he needed for a thorough investigation of ‘spam bots’ on Twitter.
On Friday, the world’s richest man filed a countersuit against Twitter.
That all came after paparazzi caught him in swimming trunks on a yacht off Mykonos in Greece, and his pasty white torso became the subject of Internet ridicule.
And then at the weekend his father Errol with whom he has had a long-running feud – told an Australian TV show that he ‘wasn’t proud’ of his super-rich son and said his second son Kimbal, 49, is really his ‘pride and joy.’
Of Elon, Errol, 76, said: ‘He’s 50 now and I still think of him as a little boy. But he’s 50, I mean that’s an old man.’
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