Google billionaire Sergey Brin has a secret charity that sends ex-military staff into disaster zones on a superyacht
- The Daily Beast has identified Sergey Brin as the sole donor to a secretive disaster-response charity called GSD.
- GSD sends its staff, many of whom are ex-military, to disaster areas around the world on a super-yacht called “Dragonfly.”
- It now says it is helping with COVID-19 testing in California.
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Sergey Brin, Google cofounder and world’s eighth-richest person, has a secret disaster-response team according to a report by The Daily Beast.
The Daily Beast’s investigation found Brin was the sole donor to a disaster charity called Global Support and Development (GSD). The Beast identified Brin as the company’s sole donor through a California court filing.
The company, almost half of whose staff are ex-military, arrives at disaster areas on a superyacht called “Dragonfly” to clear debris and use high-tech solutions to assist victims. GSD is headed up by Grant Dawson, an ex-naval lieutenant who was one of Brin’s personal security detail for years.
The idea for GSD was apparently sparked in 2015 when the yacht’s captain was sailing past Vanuatu, which had just been hit by Cyclone Pam. The captain contacted Brin to ask if anything could be done to help, and Brin in …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]