Pavel Durov

Pavel Durov

Founder and CEO of Telegram

Who is Pavel Durov?

Pavel Durov is a Russian entrepreneur and the founder of a messaging app Telegram Messenger, which has more than 300 million users worldwide. Pavel also created Vkontakte, Russia's biggest social network. On May 12, 2020, Pavel Durov announced that Telegram would officially terminate its involvement with the TON project after a long legal battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission


"The majority is almost certainly wrong. If you can, try contributing to the global market, not the local one. If you face excessive regulation or over-taxation, move to another country."

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