Quotes by: Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner
Yuri Milner in 2011
Born (1961-11-11) 11 November 1961 (age 55)
Moscow, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA)
Occupation Businessman: venture capitalist, founder of Digital Sky Technologies (DST Global)
Net worth US$ 3.1 billion (2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Julia Milner, née Bochkova (m. 2004)
Children 3 daughters

I have invested in four social networks. More than any other. But that's in Russia and Poland.
Yuri Milner
Google never knew how successful key words would be. Facebook didn't know how successful Zynga would be.
Yuri Milner
The problem is that modern fundamental physics is so far from you and me. The mathematics has become so much more complicated that you need at least 10 years to understand it. Fundamental physics has advanced so far from the understanding of most people that there is really a big disconnect.
Yuri Milner
Facebook can be an accumulation of different intelligences. Ask a question, translated into many languages and somebody, somewhere in the world, will have an answer.
Yuri Milner
The largest newspaper in the United States is only reaching 1 percent of population. We are kind of assuming that 'Wall Street Journal,' 'USA Today,' and other newspapers are very important. Yes, they're extremely important, but only to 1 percent of the population on a daily basis.
Yuri Milner
Science is one of a handful of things that defines us as a very special species. It is amazing how far we have been able to get and how accurate our predictions are. I think understanding how the universe was born is very important. It really gives us a perspective on many things.
Yuri Milner
There is a significant momentum behind the social Internet. A wide range of public investors were very enthusiastic about that.
Yuri Milner
Fundamental physics is like an art more or less. It's completely non-practical, and you can't use it for anything. But it's about the universe and how the world came into being. It's very remote from your daily life and mine, and yet it defines us as human beings.
Yuri Milner
You have to travel globally today to know what's going on and maintain an edge.
Yuri Milner
It is hard to think of practical applications of the black hole. Because practical applications are so remote, many people assume we should not be interested. But this quest to understand the world is what defines us as human beings.
Yuri Milner
It's not how much something's worth today, it's what it's worth in five or 10 years.
Yuri Milner
I must analyze, from what I do now, what will be the impact two or three or five years in the future. What is the statement I want to make?
Yuri Milner
The company that creates one global social graph will be very important going forward. It will be Facebook, with maybe 2-3 local social networks able to sustain competition long term.
Yuri Milner
Facebook now is mostly about people you know. In the future it could be about people you know less but are more important.
Yuri Milner
Russia is one of the places where significant presence of social networks are driven by domestic players right now.
Yuri Milner
Story was that human civilization started to develop with first social network. Emerged where population concentration was high. Helped propel to where we are now. Facebook is next step of creating a huge human brain to embrace hundreds of million, possibly billions of people.
Yuri Milner
When you have a few billion people connected with screens, not voice... screens are important. You can transmit a thousand times more information.
Yuri Milner
Social is a better way to interact with digital world. It is better than search. Implications for... everything. Total change.
Yuri Milner
Kai-Fu's Innovation Works is the top very-early-stage fund in China. We are proud to be an investor, and hope that IW will help to produce in China companies on the scale of Facebook, Zynga, or Groupon.
Yuri Milner

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