Forbes, referring to its own data, for the first time officially recognized the founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov, as a dollar billionaire.
$ 1.7 billion
Forbes notes that Telegram growth opportunities “are not yet exhausted.” By this time, according to the most conservative estimate of the publication, the messenger costs more than a billion dollars.
For the first time Durov was included in the list of Russia’s richest businessmen in February 2016. Then Forbes estimated his fortune at 0.6 billion dollars.