Yuri Milner

Venture capitalist, Organization founder

1961 –

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Who is Yuri Milner?

Yuri Borisovich Milner is a Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He founded investment firms Digital Sky Technologies, now called Mail.ru Group and DST Global. Through the Mail.ru Group and DST Global, Milner is an investor in Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Spotify, ZocDoc, Groupon, 360Buy.com, Planet Labs, and Alibaba. Milner's personal investments also include a stake in 23andMe.

Fortune magazine's list of the world's fifty most prominent business people in 2010 placed Milner at 46th place, making him the only Russian on the list. In 2010 Milner was recognized by Russian business magazine Vedomosti as "Businessman of the Year". In 2012 he was included in the 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets Magazine. The Foreign Policy magazine included Yuri to its "Power List" - an inaugural list of 500 most powerful people on the planet released in May, 2013.

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Nov 11, 1961
Also known as
  • Juri Borisovitsh Milner
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Moscow State University
  • University of Pennsylvania

on July 23, 2013


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