40 under 40 — Brett Perlmutter
Sigma, 2004 — Recognized in: 2020
Brett Perlmutter founded and leads Google Cuba. He was the principal negotiator of the first ever internet deal between the U.S. and Cuba. In 2014, he launched Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Analytics, and Google Toolbar in the country. In 2016, President Obama announced his first connectivity project, a space offering free, high-speed wifi for Cubans. That year, Perlmutter was also named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30, and started his career at McKinsey & Company.
Brett received an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge and completed his BA (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, the president of his class for 3 years, and the Spoonman– the top honor given to a male student upon graduation.