Yuri Milner has become the first-ever Russian to be named to the Forbes Midas List.
Forbes named Yuri Milner #25 at the Midas List of 2011′s top 100 tech investors.
Yuri Milner‘s firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST) has invested in social media companies Facebook, Groupon and Zynga. Those investments should be now worth more than 10 times initial money. His later-stage investment fund DST Global 2 funded online music service Spotify and online store 360buy.com. DST‘s portfolio company Mail.ru Group went public at a multi-billion dollar valuation at London Stock Exchange last November.
2011′s top 10 tech investors are Jim Breyer of Accell Partners, Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital, Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners, Peter Fenton of Benchmark Capital, Scott Sandell of New Enterprise Associates, Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners, Peter Thiel of Founders Fund, Peter Barris of New Enterprise Associates, Daviz Sze of Greylock Partners and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz.