Anne Wojcicki

LOS ANGELES – MAR 4: Anne Wojcicki at the 24th Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA kathclick/

Birth Name: Anne Elizabeth Wojcicki

Place of Birth: Palo Alto, San Mateo, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 28, 1973

*Polish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Anne Wojcicki is an American entrepreneur. She serves as the CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe, which she co-founded in 2006. She is also a co-founder and board member of the Breakthrough Prize.

She is the daughter of Esther Wojcicki (born Esther Denise Hochman), a journalist, educator, and vice chair of the Creative Commons advisory council; and Stanley Wojcicki (Stanisław Jerzy Wójcicki), a professor emeritus, who was chair of the Stanford physics department. Her father was born in Warsaw, Poland, and came to the U.S. in 1951, going to school in Buffalo, NY. Her mother was born in New York City, to Russian Jewish parents.

Her sister is business executive Susan Wojcicki, who was CEO of YouTube, from 2014 to 2023. Anne has two children with her former husband, Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

A 23andMe (natch) DNA test whose results Anne displays on the site stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*50.9-51.2% Ashkenazi Jewish
*47.2-3% Eastern European [Podcarpackie Voivodeship, Poland, Lithuania, other]
*0.8% Broadly Northwestern European
*0.7% Broadly European

Anne’s paternal grandfather was Franciszek Wójcicki (the son of Adam Mikołaj Wójcicki and Salomea Stępniowska). Franciszek was born in Piotrkowice, Wodzisław, Swietokrzyskie, and was a lawyer and politician for the People’s Party and Polish People’s Party. He was elected MP during the 1947 Polish legislative election, and was imprisoned by the communist government for much of the next decade. He was not allowed to leave Poland as his wife did. Anne’s great-grandfather Adam was the son of Adam Wójcicki and Marianna Rojewska. Anne’s great-grandmother Salomea was the daughter of Szczepan Stępniowski and Róża Bulicka.

Anne’s paternal grandmother was Janina Wójcicka Hoskins (born Janina Wanda Ewa Kozłowska, the daughter of Michał Kozłowski/Kozłow and Jadwiga Bielska). Janina was born in Daugavpils, Daugavpils pilsēta, then part of the Russian Empire, now Latvia. She was also known as Janina Wójcicka. During WWII, she was in the Polish Army, and was director of the Polish National Council of the Polish Government in Exile. After the war, because of persecution by communists, Janina and her children left Poland for Sweden in 1949. Polish-American politician John Dingell, Sr. sponsored HR 632, legislation which helped Janina and her children become permanent residents of the U.S. in 1951. Janina worked as an assistant to John, and for the Library of Congress from 1951 to 1989, where she assembled a significant collection of Polish material.

Anne’s maternal grandfather was Philip Hochman/Hohmann. Philip was born in Podolsk, Russia. His maternal grandmother was named Esther Becker.

Anne’s maternal grandmother was Rebecca/Ruby Rubin (the daughter of Abraham Rubin/Srubinsky and Leah Becker). Ruby was born in Russia. Abraham was the son of Shimon Aron Srubisky/Srubinsky and Kuna Liba.


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