Yuri Milner is a Venture capitalist and entrepreneur from Russia. This 53 year old Russian is a very successful billionaire. He founded Digital Sky technologies and DST Global, now known as Mail.ru Group. He has invested in platforms such as Zynga, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Flipkart, ZocDoc, 360Buy.com, Groupon, Alibaba and Planet Labs through Mail.ru and DST Group.
Milner completed his graduation in the year 1985 and started his career at Lebedev Physical Institute. He also worked for World Bank for private sector banks development. He later worked as Chairman, Director General and CEO for many MNC’s.
Yuri Milner has made his some personal investments in Coursera, Genapsys and 23andMe.
Yuri Milner – Family Profile
Yuri Milner Parents – Bentsion Zakharovitch Milner and Betty Milner
Yuri Milner was the 2nd child of Bentsion Zakharovitch Milner and Betty Milne, who were Jewish couple. His father Bentsion Zakharovitch Milner was Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Economics Chief Deputy Director. His mother Betty Milner worked in disease control at Capital’s state run laboratory.
Yuri Milner Spouse- Julia Milner
Yuri Milner got married to Julia Milner in the year 2004. She is a contemporary artist and a fashion designer. She is also a very good photographer. The couple has two children.
Children of Yuri Milner and Julia Milner
Yuri Milner has two children, a girl and a boy. Their identities are yet to be revealed to the world.
Milner Sibling – Older Sister
Yuri Milner’s sister is an architect and she is 8 years older to him.
Yuri Milner Family Net worth
Yuri Milner’s current net worth is $ 1.8 Billion. He owns a house in Los Altos Hills which costs $100 million and bought this single family house in the year 2011. According to Wall Street Journal, $ 100 million is too costly for a house, which no one owns in United States of America. He is ranked as the 988th billionaire in the world and 56th Billionaire in Russia. His complete income source is either self made or from Facebook.
Yuri Milner received many awards like The Smartest People in Tech in the year 2010. He was given “Businessman of the year 2010” by Vedomosti. He also received many awards in the year 2011 like listed among the top 50 Businessperson of the Year given by Fortune, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List 2011 by Vanity Fair, Man of the Year by GQ, The Midas List of Tech’s Top Investors by Forbes, Kommersant of the Year by Kommersant, The 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company, World’s Billionaires by Forbes.
In the year 2012, Yuri Milner received The Silicon Valley 100 which was given by Business Insider, Most Influential 50 by Bloomberg Markets, Top 50 Digital Power Players by Hollywood Reporter and the year 2013 he was listed in The Midas List 2013 and in the Power Map – 500 most powerful people on the planet.