Milner wrote about this in his blog: “Me and my family left Russia forever in 2014 (…) And this summer we officially completed the process of renunciation of Russian citizenship”.
Recall that back in the spring of this year, the American Forbes reported that several entrepreneurs of Russian origin at once turned to the magazine with a request not to include them in the list of Russian billionaires. Among them were including Milner and Pavel Durov.
It is known that Milner, in addition to Russian citizenship, has an Israeli passport. His fortune is estimated at $ 7.3 billion, this year he ranked 15th in the ranking of the richest people in the country according to Forbes. Until 2012, Milner headed the Board of Directors of Mail.ru Group, and also invested in technology companies, Agency reports.
The investors of the Milner DST Global fund, which owned up to 10% of Facebook shares (a service banned in the Russian Federation), were billionaire Alisher Usmanov and a subsidiary of Gazprom. VTB participated in Milner's investment in Twitter (a service banned in the Russian Federation) through the organization DST Investment, wrote the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.