Famous Ukrainian Business People

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Jan Koum
(Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘WhatsApp’)
Jan Koum
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Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular cross-platform messaging service, WhatsApp. One of the most popular billionaires around the world, Koum donated almost $556 million to the donor-advised community foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in 2014.

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Louis B. Mayer
(Canadian-American Film Producer Who Co-Founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Louis B. Mayer
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Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dymer, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine]
Died: October 29, 1957
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Viktor Yushchenko
(Economist, Politician, Banker)
Viktor Yushchenko
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Birthdate: February 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khoruzhivka
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Arseniy Yatsenyuk
(Economist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Banker)
Arseniy Yatsenyuk
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Birthdate: May 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chernivtsi
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Lew Grade
(Russian-Born British Media Mogul, Producer, and Impresario)
Lew Grade
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Birthdate: December 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokmak, Ukraine
Died: December 13, 1998
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Eugenia Tymoshenko
(Entrepreneur, Philanthropist)
Eugenia Tymoshenko
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Birthdate: February 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
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Max Polyakov
(Businessman, Philanthropist, Managing Partner of ‘Noosphere Ventures’ and Co-owner of ‘Firefly Aerospace’)
Max Polyakov
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Birthdate: June 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Polyakov
Space and IT entrepreneur Max Polyakov, associated with the investment company Noosphere Ventures, has co-founded many companies, such as Maxymiser, which was later acquired by Oracle. With Cupid Plc., he became the first Ukrainian to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. His Firefly Aerospace develops moon landers and satellites.
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Michael Kogan
(Entrepreneur who founded the Japanese video game company Taito)
Michael Kogan
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Birthdate: January 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: February 5, 1984
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Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki
(Diplomat, nobleman)
Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki
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Birthdate: 1640 AD
Birthplace: Kul'chytsi, Ukraine
Died: February 19, 1694