Who is The Wife to One of Russian’s Notable Entrepreneurs, Pavel Durov?

Who is Pavel Durov?

Pavel Valeryevich Durov is a Russian-born French Emirati entrepreneur who is known for founding social networking site VK and Telegram Messenger. He is the younger brother of Nikolai Durov. As of 29 September 2022, his net worth is estimated at US$15.1 billion. In 2022, he was recognized as the richest person in the United Arab Emirates according to Forbes. In February 2023, Arabian Business named him the most powerful entrepreneur in Dubai. For some years after his dismissal as CEO of VK in 2014, the Durov brothers travelled the world in self-imposed exile as citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Who Is The Wife To One Of Russians Notable Entrepreneurs Pavel Durov
Russians Notable Entrepreneur, Pavel Durov

In 2017, Pavel joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leaders as a representative of Finland. Durov was naturalized as a French citizen in August 2021.

Who is Pavel Durov Married To?


About Paul’s relationship with women or who his wife is, one can only guess as regards the information on the personal life of Pavel Durov. Many even called Pavel a womanizer, because there is a photo where he is depicted surrounded by pretty girls.

		Павел Дуров: жена, личная жизнь

Now, back to the issue as regards who his wife is. There was once an immigration talk that he is married to a journalist, Daria Bondarenko by name. That aside, the internet also reported that the wife of Pavel Durov had two children, a daughter and a son.

It was believed that they met during an interview that Bondarenko took Durov, when he worked as a correspondent student newspaper “Jelly”. It is difficult to say, whether it is of a truth that Durov has a wife and children, as Durov had categorically denied any such change to his marital status. He had said,

“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,”.

So therefore, as of the moment, we have no candid answer to if Pavel Durov is married or not, but most assuredly we believe that time shall surely tell, and the truth will come into the limelight. But, as of the moment, let’s keep our fingers crossed and watch as things unfolds in the life of one of Russian-born French Emirati entrepreneur, Pavel Durov.


Pavel Durov was said to have been born in Leningrad, but spent most of his childhood in Turin, Italy, where his father was employed. In 2006, he graduated from the Philology Department of the Saint Petersburg State University, where he received a first-class degree. Durov’s early life and career are described in detail in the book The Durov Code. The True Story of VK and its Creator (2012). Pavel Durov’s grandfather Semyon Petrovich Tulyakov fought in World War II. He served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, participated in the battles on the Leningrad front at Krasnoborsky, Gatchinsky and elsewhere, and was wounded three times, receiving the Order of the Red Star, the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd degree, and on the 40th Victory Day, the Order of the Great Patriotic War Level I. After the war, he was arrested. Durov’s father Valery Semenovich Durov is a Doctor of Philological Sciences and the author of many academic papers. Since 1992, he has been heading the department of classical philology of philological faculty of Saint Petersburg State University.


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