He is one of the most famous people in the world and probably the most mysterious person, carefully concealing everything connected with his biography and personal life. Durov is a successful businessman who built his business in the field of IT-technologies, and managed to withstand the pressure forces that sought to block the work of one of his creations – messenger Telegram.
The information he gives small portions, and it is therefore difficult to form a holistic view of your personal life Pavel Durov.
Biography of the founder of Vkontakte
Durov was born in an intellectual St. Petersburg family, his father – a scientist-linguist, doctor of Sciences, head of the Department of classical Philology of the University. Occupational Valery Semenovich was often in long-term foreign missions, so school biography of Pavel Durov began in Turin and continued in St. Petersburg.
On the photo: Pavel Durov in childhood
With excellent results after completing his studies in an Academic high school with a philological bias, Paul entered the Saint-Petersburg state University the faculty, which he graduated with honors.
Durov in his youth
In the beginning of his career, Paul V. was explicitly humanist, and only the influence of his older brother, this wonderkin in the field of physical and mathematical Sciences, helped him to discover a completely different scope to their talents.
On the photo: brother of Pavel Durov Nikolai
In fairness I must say that the computer Pavel Durov was fascinated before, he was interested in programming, and he quickly grasped its basics, but used them in school, rather, to bully, for example, are easily hacked computer passwords of teachers, he changed the screen savers on school computers.
Later, the fascination with programming began to bring more useful results. For example, while studying at University, he created a website containing important materials, lectures, essays, prodalsia the lives of future philologists.
The website of Pavel Durov was a huge success, which gave birth to the idea of what he wants to do in life.
The next step was the creation of a student forum, which became the ancestor of the future social network. With the creation of “Vkontakte” Pavel helped his brother Nicholas, and initially, their offspring they are called “Students.ru”.
Two years later on the VC, there were over twenty million users, and Durov began to compare with Zuckerberg.
From leadership positions, OOO “Vkontakte” Pavel V. was dismissed in 2014, and their share was sold.
Personal life Pavel Durov
About Paul’s relationship with women one can only guess – information about his personal life Pavel Durov comes only in fits and starts, and the veracity of rumors that his wife of Pavel Durov is always in doubt.
A few years ago, Durov said:
“Nicotine and alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs. I banned the advertising of cigarettes and booze in Vkontakte. Love is a drug too. So I don’t fall in love”.
Perhaps in this way he just wants to create a certain image, but in reality is quite different.
Many even called the Creator of Vkontakte womanizer, because in a network there is often a photo where he is depicted surrounded by pretty girls.
In addition, Vkontakte his friends were a whole lot of models. One of them, Catarina, Pudar, even called a girl Pavel Durov, but Paul himself calls his friends babe only marketing tool.
In 2014, Durov emigrated from Russia and became a citizen of the small country of St. Kitts and Nevis, whose economy has invested a quarter of a million dollars.
In this country he lives and travels from city to city around the world.
About his way of life he wrote:
“I’m very happy now, living without any ownership and considering himself a citizen of the world”.
After immigration began to talk about what in his personal life Pavel Durov has changed is that he married the journalist Daria Bondarenko. Moreover, media reported that the wife of Pavel Durov had two children, a daughter and a son.
They met during an interview that Bondarenko took Durov, when he worked as a correspondent student newspaper “Jelly”. A picture of your kids with mom to find in Internet is impossible – Daria has traveled the world, but all the images show one.
It is difficult to say, whether the truth that Durova has a wife and child, his friends speak only about the novel, Paul and Daria, have not received any serious continuation.
Yes, and the Durov categorically denies any change of his marital status.
“Fundamentally, I am not married and do not intend, because I think the marriage of the clerical-feudal instrument of suppression of the personality aimed at integrating the human in the system,” says Paul.
Durova is credited with several marriages and serious novels, but to judge what is true and what is fiction journalists difficult.