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Pavel Durov Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Pavel Durov Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth October 10, 1984
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Dark Brown

Pavel Durov is a Russian entrepreneur who is best known as the founder of the Russian online social media and social networking service VK (VKontakte) (2006); and the cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram (2013). In 2017, he had joined the World Economic Forum‘s (WEF) ‘Young Global Leaders’, an independent non-profit organization managed from Geneva under the supervision of the Swiss government.

Born Name

Pavel Valerievich Durov

Nick Name

Russian Mark Zuckerberg

Pavel Durov as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2015
Pavel Durov as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2015 (Pavel Durov / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Residence

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nationality

Russian

 

Education

Pavel had attended an elementary school in Italy as his father was employed there at that time. Upon his return to Russia in 2001, he had studied at the D. K. Fadeev Academic Gymnasium, a selective secondary boarding school in St. Petersburg.

A year later, he had joined the Saint Petersburg State University and had graduated from there in 2006, with a first-class degree in philology.

Occupation

Entrepreneur

Pavel Durov as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2015
Pavel Durov as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2015 (Pavel Durov / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Valery Semenovich Durov (Antiquarian, Philologist, Academic, Former ‘Head of the Department’ of Classical Philology at St. Petersburg State University)
  • Mother – Albina Durova
  • Siblings – Nikolai Valeryevich Durov (Older Brother) (Programmer, Mathematician, Entrepreneur)
  • Others – Semyon Petrovich Tulyakov (Grandfather) (World War II Veteran, Honored with the ‘Order of the Red Star’, the ‘Order of the Patriotic War’, and the ‘Order of the Great Patriotic War’)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Pavel Durov as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2016
Pavel Durov as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2016 (Pavel Durov / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Pavel has dated –

  1. Alena Shishkova – Rumor
  2. Viktoria Odintcova – Rumor

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Russian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-parted, wavy hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a trimmed beard

Pavel Durov as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2017
Pavel Durov as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2017 (Pavel Durov / Instagram)

Pavel Durov Facts

  1. Pavel and his brother Nikolai had taken the value of their VKontakte business to USD 3 billion by the end of 2010. However, in 2011, he was involved in an altercation with the local police in Saint Petersburg after the Russian government had demanded his organization to remove from its platform the pages of the politicians of opposition parties. The police had to leave after he refused to answer his door.
  2. In December 2013, he was put under pressure to sell 12% of the company’s stocks to Ivan Tavrin, the owner of Mail.ru, a major Russian internet company. Ivan subsequently sold those stocks to Mail.ru which gave it 52% majority ownership of VKontakte. In 2014, Mail.ru acquired all the remaining shares and became the sole owner of VKontakte.
  3. In April 2014, the Russian government had further pressurized him to hand over the data of several Ukrainian protesters to Russia’s security agencies. He refused to comply and posted the official order on his VKontakte page. By the end of the month, he had been dismissed as the CEO of the company.
  4. Enraged, he left Russia, obtained citizenship in Saint Kitts and Nevis by donating USD 250k to the country’s ‘Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation’, and later secured USD 300 million in cash from Swiss banks. With these funds, he set up his next company, Telegram, which was first headquartered in Berlin and later moved to Dubai.
  5. His life and career have been depicted in the Russian-language book titled The Durov Code: The True Story of VK and its Creator (2012).

Featured Image by Pavel Durov / Instagram

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