Billionaire Yuri Milner Donates $3 Million to Fight Coronavirus
The Russian-Israeli billionaire, through his foundation the Milner Foundation, has donated $3 million to three Israeli institutions currently working to beat the coronavirus pandemic
“In the short term, this is a way to increase the intensive care unit's capabilities and reduce the load on the medical staff,” Milner said in a statement.
Milner made his initial fortune through Moscow-based internet company Netbridzh Services Ltd. (Netbridge), which he founded in 2000. The company later merged with what eventually became London-listed Mail.Ru Group OOO to become one of Russia’s most popular online services. Through DST Global, Milner was an early investor in Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Spotify, Alibaba, and Xiaomi.