Ruslan Kogan Net Worth: $315 Million
Australian businessman and entrepreneur, Ruslan Kogan has an estimated net worth of $315 million. He is the founder and CEO of Kogan Technologies, and also co-founder of Australian and UK furniture retailer, Milan Direct.
Ruslan Kogan was born in Bobruysk, Belarus, on November 1982. Kogan graduated from Monas University. As a child, he moved with his family to Australia. He started his first business at 10 years old finding, cleaning, and selling golf balls. His love for technology let him to build his first computer when he was just nine years old. He has created over 20 businesses since the age of 10, with Kogan Technologies being the most successful.
He was the richest person under 30 in Australia in 2011 and 2014. Kogan was one of the 200 richest in Australia in 2014. He has been known for opposing the Australian Government’s proposed internet filter and the introduction of 3DTV’s into home worldwide. Kogan is a proponent of open source solutions. He has written columns for Forbes, Fast Company, VentureBeat, Gizmodo, The Age, BRW, and TechCrunch. Kogan Technologies is set to make $350 million in 2014, and it has daily sales of over $1 million. He was the first Australian that registered to be a passenger on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tour, paying $200,000 for the trip.