Nikolay Storonsky

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Storonsky at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon
Native name
Николай Николаевич Сторонский
Born (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 34)[1]
Alma materMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
New Economic School
OccupationChief Executive Officer
Net worth$510 million[4]

Nikolay Nikolayevich Storonsky (Николай Николаевич Сторонский; born 21 July 1984) is a British-Russian entrepreneur[5][2][3] and founding CEO of digital banking startup Revolut.[6][7]


His father Nikolay Mironovich Storonsky (Russian Николай Миронович Сторонский; b. 19 July 1963)[8] is Deputy General Director of Science for Gazprom Promgaz since 2017, and First Deputy General Director for Science Gazprom Promgaz OAO.[9]


He studied for a master's degree in physics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and during this time became a state champion swimmer.[10] He completed a separate masters in economics at New Economic School in Moscow.[10] Prior to founding Revolut, Storonsky was a trader at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers,.[11] Alongside Vlad Yatsenko, former Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank developer, Storonsky set up Revolut and raised around $3.5 million,[12] saying in an interview with Forbes:

I thought of the business three years ago. I was travelling a lot and wasting hundreds of pounds on foreign transaction fees and exchange rate commissions which just didn’t feel right. As someone with a financial background I knew exactly the rates I should be getting. As a solution, I tried to find a multi-currency card and was later told it wasn’t possible. But I was determined to make it work.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Nikolay STORONSKY". Companies House. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Nicolle, Emily (2019-02-21). "Revolut pushes ministers for fast-track tech visas". Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  3. ^ a b Smith, Edwin (2018-04-10). "Revolut boss Nikolay Storonsky: 'I've never seen a big bank do something cool – if they did, we wouldn't exist'". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  4. ^ "How Nikolay Storonsky Took Revolut From 350m to 1.7b Valuation In Just Six Months". Forbes. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Burroughs, Callum. "UK fintech unicorn Revolut forced to deny links to Russia". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  6. ^ Kadhim Shubber (2018-02-18). "Revolut's Nikolay Storonsky on long hours and high staff turnover". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  7. ^ Oscar Williams-Grut (2017-10-13). "Our culture is 'about getting s**t done': The Revolut founder on why his people work 12-13 hours a day". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  8. ^ BNS. "LRT: отец главы Revolut Сторонского работает в "Газпроме"". DELFI. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  9. ^ Nikolay Mironovich Storonsky (Bloomberg info)
  10. ^ a b "Revolut's Nikolay Storonsky on long hours and high staff turnover". Financial Times. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Revolut Deck". SlideShare. 2015-01-14. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. ^ a b Salter, Philip. "London Fintech Entrepreneur Talking About A Revolution". Forbes.