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Google Co-Founder: The Man Behind the $300K Test-Tube Burger

If you are going to spend thousands of dollars on a burger made not out of meat but of bovine stem cells, you’ve got to have a huge passion for science and innovation. You’ve also got to have a lot of money. The 39-year-old co-founder of Google fits the bill on both counts

Sergey Brin, the founder of the search-engine giant who oversees the company’s investments in future products, has bankrolled the first test-tube burger, which cost 250,000 euros (about $331,450) to create in a lab in the Netherlands. According to a Cultured Beef spokesperson, the total project, which will go beyond this first burger and includes other expenses, cost close to 750,000 euros (about $994,200), “much of which was provided by Sergey Brin.”

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