Yuri Milner, the venture capitalist who helped put Facebook on the map, has invested $100 million in his own start-up of sorts – a 25,500 square-foot mansion in Los Altos, Calif. The purchase features the highest known price paid for a single-family home in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal.
You may have heard of the Russian billionaire in the context of tech powerhouses Facebook, Zynga and Groupon – all of which he has invested significant capital in. Milner’s first and most infamous investment through his Moscow-based Digital Sky Technologies was a $200 million check to Facebook in 2009. Today, that investment is valued at $10 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Venture Capital Dispatch.
The French chateau-style property includes five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a home theater, wine cellar, spa and gym, tennis court, car wash, swimming pool and formal gardens.
For the time being, Milner’s primary residence is in Moscow – yes, this is the magnate’s second home – where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
At present, Digital Sky Technologies Global owns 10 percent, or roughly $5 billion of Facebook shares. Depending on how Groupon makes out, Russian billionaire Milner could soon be breaking more records in Silicon Valley.
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