Nikolay Storonsky

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Nikolay Storonsky
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Born (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 38)

Nikolay Storonsky (born 21 July 1984) is a British businessman of Russian origin. He is the co-founder and CEO of the financial technology company Revolut.[1]

Storonsky was born into the family of a senior Gazprom manager. His father Nikolay Mironovich Storonsky[2] was born in Ukraine[3] and is Deputy General Director of Science for natural gas research institute Gazprom Promgaz since 2017, and First Deputy General Director for Science Gazprom Promgaz OAO.[4] Storonsky studied for a master's degree in physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and during this time became a state champion swimmer.[5] He completed a separate masters in economics at New Economic School in Moscow.[5] Later he worked as a trader at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse. He left the banking industry to found digital-only banking app Revolut.[6][7][8] In 2021, Revolut became the biggest fintech firm in the United Kingdom.[9]

At the age of 20, Storonsky emigrated to the United Kingdom and acquired British citizenship. In 2022, he condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[10] He renounced Russian citizenship in October 2022.[11]

Storonsky made the 2022 Forbes Billionaires List with an estimated wealth of $7.1 billion and occupied the 336th position.[1] Welp Magazine also named him in the following lists: '101 UK Founder & CEO’s To Follow in 2022' and '101 UK CEO’s To Follow in 2022'.[12][13]


  1. ^ a b "Nik Storonsky". Forbes. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ BNS. "LRT: отец главы Revolut Сторонского работает в "Газпроме"". DELFI. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ Hyatt, John. "Russian-Born Billionaire Behind Revolut Fintech App Publishes Anti-War Letter". Forbes. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  4. ^ Nikolay Mironovich Storonsky (Bloomberg info)
  5. ^ a b "Revolut's Nikolay Storonsky on long hours and high staff turnover". Financial Times. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Revolut co-founder Nik Storonsky set to join the multibillionaire club". The Guardian. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Lehman Brothers trader to fintech billionaire: Revolut's Nikolay Storonsky". Reuters. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  8. ^ "'Money spoils children': Revolut's $7bn CEO Nik Storonsky on inheritance, growth plans, and IPO". Evening Standard. October 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Revolut becomes UK's biggest fintech firm with £24bn valuation". The Guardian. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  10. ^ "War is never the answer: Revolut's Russia-born co-founder Nik Storonsky condemns the invasion". Silicon canals. 3 March 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
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  12. ^ "Top Influencers: 101 UK Founder & CEO's To Follow in 2022 - Welp Magazine". Welp Magazine. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Top Influencers: 101 UK CEO's To Follow in 2022 - Welp Magazine". Welp Magazine. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2022.