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Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner

Russia-born Israeli entrepreneur, venture capitalist and physicist. Milner has been described as one of the world's most influential information technology investors. He is a cofounder and former chairperson of internet company Mail.Ru Group and a founder of investment firm DST Global, one of the largest and most influential venture firm.

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, 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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November 11, 1961
Yuri Milner was born in Moscow.

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May 16, 2021
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