Forbes magazine acknowledged the creator of VKontakte and Telegram Pavel Durov a dollar billionaire. His fortune was estimated to be about $ 1.7 billion.
A key role in reassessing the state of Durov had the growth of Telegram’s audience and preparations for the release of the service on the ICO. Forbes estimated the messenger in a billion dollars.
Durov was firstly listed by Forbes in April 2016. At that time, his fortune was estimated at $ 600 million.
The public got to know about ICO Durov when his former employee Anton Rosenberg published a post on Facebook in which he stated that Pavel Durov could issue a cryptocurrency for the monetization of Telegram.
Recently, the total sum of preliminary applications for pre-ICO Telegram has become known. It totaled in the amount of $ 3.8 billion.