Pavel Durov, the founder of the social network VKontakte and the Telegram messenger, topped the rating of Russian billionaires who became the richest in 2021. His fortune increased by $ 13.81 billion and amounted to $ 17.24 billion, according to Forbes magazine, writes newswep.
Durov's fortune has increased due to an increase in the valuation of his main asset. For the first time in March 2021, Telegram placed its bonds and raised $ 1 billion on the market. Due to the failures of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, the number of users of the messenger & ndash; Telegram has 70 million new users.