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Yuri Milner

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Date of Birth November 11, 1961
Age 61 years, 1 months, 7 days
Place of Birth Moscow
Country Russia
Profession Entrepreneur
Horoscope Scorpio

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Yuri Milner is a famous Entrepreneur, born on November 11, 1961 in Russia. As of December 2022, Yuri Milner’s net worth is 4.8 billion USD (2021).

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Yuri Milner Biography

Milner is married to former high fashion model and contemporary artist Julia Milner (née Bochkova). She is interested in photography: during the 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art she produced a contribution entitled Click I Hope..

Born into a Jewish family on 11 November 1961 in Moscow, Yuri Milner was the second child of Russian intellectuals. His father, Bentsion Zakharovitch Milner [ru] , was active in the sphere of management and organization. He was Chief Deputy Director at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Betty Iosifovna Milner, Yuri’s mother, worked at the capital’s state-run virological laboratory for disease control. His older sister, eight years his senior, is an architect.

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Yuri Borisovich (Bentsionovich) Milner (Russian: Ю́рий Бори́сович Бенцио́нович Ми́льнер ; born 11 November 1961) is an Israeli-Russian entrepreneur, venture capitalist and physicist. Milner is Russia’s most influential information technology (tech) investor. He is a cofounder and former chairperson of internet company Mail.Ru Group (former name Digital Sky Technologies (DST)) and a founder of investment firm DST Global. Through DST Global, Milner is an investor in VKontakte, Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Flipkart, Spotify, Zocdoc, Groupon, JD.com, Xiaomi, OlaCabs, Alibaba, Airbnb, WhatsApp, Nubank, Wish, and many others.

Yuri Milner Net Worth

Yuri Milner is one of the richest Entrepreneur & listed on most popular Entrepreneur. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Yuri Milner's net worth 4.8 billion USD (2021).

Net Worth 4.8 billion USD (2021)
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Source of Income Entrepreneur
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Yuri Borisovich (Bentsionovich) Milner (Russian: Ю́рий Бори́сович Бенцио́нович Ми́льнер ; born 11 November 1961) is an Israeli-Russian entrepreneur, venture capitalist and physicist. Milner is Russia’s most influential information technology (tech) investor. He is a cofounder and former chairperson of internet company Mail.Ru Group (former name Digital Sky Technologies (DST)) and a founder of investment firm DST Global. Through DST Global, Milner is an investor in VKontakte, Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Flipkart, Spotify, Zocdoc, Groupon, JD.com, Xiaomi, OlaCabs, Alibaba, Airbnb, WhatsApp, Nubank, Wish, and many others.

Milner studied theoretical physics at Moscow State University, graduating in 1985. He went on to work at Lebedev Physical Institute, one of the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in the same department as the Nobel Prize winner Vitaly Ginzburg. As a doctoral candidate in particle physics, Milner befriended Soviet nuclear physicist and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov. Sakharov’s forward thinking would later influence Milner’s venture investment strategy.

After graduating, Milner spent the first half of the 1990s at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., as a Russian banking specialist focused on the development of private sector banking. He has described his time at the World Bank as his “lost years”, due to watching from afar the privatization of government holdings during the presidency of Boris Yeltsin. In the spring of 1995, Milner was appointed CEO of Alliance-Menatep, a stockbrokerage company belonging to then oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. In December 1996, Milner worked as Vice President and Head of Investment Management of Menatep Bank. In February 1997 Milner was appointed the deputy chairperson and the head of the investment division of Menatep Bank but left this position in early 1998. At the time, the market makers described him as “a well-known professional, who will bring the bank valuable experience in international financial institutions and transactions in the Russian investment market”.

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According to our records, Yuri Milner married to Julia Milner (m. 2004). As of May 2022, Yuri Milner’s is not dating anyone.

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In February 2001, netBridge and Port.ru (which owned Mail.ru) announced a merger. Milner became CEO of the new company named Mail.Ru (though the legal name Port.ru was also retained).

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Ranked on the list of most popular Entrepreneur. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Russia. Yuri Milner celebrates birthday on November 11 of every year.

In 1999, after reading a review by Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker on the prospects for online businesses, Milner decided to create an internet company. He sought funding from his friend from Menatep days Gregory Finger, who at the time led the Russian branch of the US investment fund New Century Holding. The fund agreed to invest $4.5 million with the proviso that Milner and Finger each personally invest $750,000. Milner, Finger, and NCH created a new company, NetBridge. In 2000, Milner became the president of Netbridge Services Ltd (netBridge) – the company that was, “created as an Internet incubator and investment fund”. Netbridge succeeded in transferring a variety of U.S.-pioneered internet business models to Russia, creating companies including the portal List.ru, online auction site Molotok.ru (based on eBay), free web-hosting Boom.ru (based on GeoCities), and online shop 24×7, using the formula of Amazon.com.

How did Yuri Milner make his money?

Milner started his business career selling gray market DOS computers in the Soviet Union, which displeased his father. When the USSR collapsed, he stopped selling computers in order to enroll at the Wharton School to earn an MBA.

Is DST Global Russian?

DST Global funds have invested in over 80 companies around the world, none of which are based in Russia. DST Global has offices in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Beijing, and has no office in Russia.

What is Yuri Milner worth?

7.3 billion USD (2022)

Who owns Digital Sky?

DST’s ownership is as follows – Alisher Usmanov (through New Media Technologies – 32%), South Africa-based media company Naspers (28.7%), Chinese Internet company Tencent (10%), Russian investment banking firm Renaissance Capital (5%), Goldman Sachs and New York private equity firm Tiger Global.

What means DST?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of turning the clock ahead as warmer weather approaches and back as it becomes colder again so that people will have one more hour of daylight in the afternoon and evening during the warmer season of the year.

From January 2003 to December 2004, Milner was the CEO of “Neftyanoi”, owned by Igor Linshits.

In 2005, NCH shifted its focus from Russian Internet projects and Milner founded the investment fund Digital Sky Technologies (DST), becoming its chairperson in 2006. A meeting through mutual friends resulted in Alisher Usmanov becoming a shareholder of Mail.ru Group in 2008.

In January 2009, while in Palo Alto, Milner became acquainted with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The meeting led to an agreement on 26 May 2009 under which DST bought a 1.96% stake in Facebook for $200 million.

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