Yuri Milner’s Most Astounding Predictions

At 54, Russian-born billionaire Yuri Milner has earned his place among the elite venture capitalists. He’s gotten in on the ground floor of some of the biggest companies in tech, elevating his new worth to about $3 billion. But as a trained physicist and a person who thinks on a global scale, his predictions vault far beyond Silicon Valley. Here are 9 of the most amazing predictions he’s made over the past few years. 1) Social media will be huge. Milner first made headlines in 2009 when he invested $200 million in a little startup called Facebook. That gamble ended up being worth $2 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. His company, DST Global, invested another $400 million in Twitter in 2011, and $125 million into WhatsApp. He told…

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