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Profession: Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer, Investor, Venture capitalist
Date of Birth: Nov 11, 1961
Russian entrepreneur Yuri Borisovich Milner, or Yuri Milner, has a net worth of $1 billion. Yuri Milner gained his net worth by co-founding Digital Sky Technologies and Mail.ru. Milner was born in Moscow, Soviet Union, and received his MBA degree at the Wharton School of Business in 1990. Milner was 46th in Fortune magazine's top 50 most prominent business people of 2010.
Yuri Borisovich (Benitsionovich) Milner (Russian: ???? ????????? (???????????) ???????) (born 11 November 1961) is a Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He founded investment firms Digital Sky Technologies (DST), now called Mail.ru Group and DST Global. Through Mail.ru Group and DST Global, Milner is an investor in Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Spotify, ZocDoc, 360Buy.com and Groupon.
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.
Born into a Jewish family on 11 November 1961 in Moscow, Yuri Milner was the second child of Russian intellectuals. His father, Boris Zakharovitch Milner, is a distinguished expert in the sphere of management and organization. He was Chief Deputy Director at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Betty Milner, Yuri's mother, worked at the capital's state-run laboratory for disease control. He has a sister, eight years his senior, who is an architect.
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 future 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 inevitably influence Milner's venture investment strategy.
In 1990 Milner became the first non-emigre from the Soviet Union to go to the United States to receive an MBA degree at the Wharton School of Business,. Press quoted him as saying that he made this decision after "being disappointed in myself as a physicist."
Milner spent the first half of the 1990s at the World Bank in Washington D.C. as a Russian banking specialist focu

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