Billionaire Yuri Milner to Donate $100 Million to Ukrainian Refugees
OREANDA-NEWS Most of the amount from the Breakthrough Prize International Awards Fund, among the founders of which Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner and his wife Yulia are listed, will be sent $100 million to support victims of the conflict in Ukraine. The participants of the charity event will also be companies with investments of the Milner Foundation, namely: the online housing platform Airbnb, the music service Spotify and the forwarding company Flexport, the official website of the project says.
«We were shocked by the deeply distressing suffering of the Ukrainian people. We believe that this initiative, launched in partnership with some of the most creative technology companies and organizations in the world, can provide practical help to people living in turmoil outside their homeland», Milner was quoted on the charity project's website.
Milner is considered one of the most influential information technology investors in the world. He is the co-founder and former chairman of the Internet company Mail.Ru Group and founder of the investment firm DST Global, one of the largest and most influential venture capital firms in the world Through DST Global Milner is an investor in Byju's, Zynga, Stripe, Twitter, Flipkart, Spotify, Zeocdoc, Groupon, JD.com , Xiaomi, OlaCabs, Alibaba, Airbnb, WhatsApp, Nubank, Wish and many others.