Nik Storonsky is a businessman and entrepreneur who serves as the current CEO of Revolut. He is recognized as one of the youngest entrepreneurs to achieve international success in the financial industry. It provides a good example for young entrepreneurs pursuing careers in this field. Here are 10 things about Nik that you probably didn’t know, but could be inspiring.
1. Nik Storonsky is the founder of Revolut.
In addition to running the company as CEO, Nik also founded Revolut. He knows how he wants his business to work and that is why he does it himself. Nik spends many hours overseeing the thriving financial business. After gaining experience working for other companies, Storonsky learned a lot about what it takes to be successful in finance and decided to put his own skills to the test and founded Revolut, according to Crunchbase.
2. Storonsky has a strong academic background
Before Mr. Storonsky entered the financial job market, he took the time to complete his education in preparation. He attended the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. It is a state university in Russia. He obtained his Master of Science in General and Applied Physics. He also went on to earn a master’s degree in applied economics and finance at the New Economic School. Nik has two master’s degrees in different disciplines.
3. He is highly respected as an authority in his field.
We also learned from Crunchbase that Nik Storonsky is in high demand as a presenter and guest speaker on finance. He has participated in a total of 84 business-related events, either as a guest speaker or offering his wisdom or advice in some other capacity. His most recent appearance was at the Arctic 15 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. This is an event that is organized for startups, corporations, media, business partners, and investors.
4. Nik started as a trader
Before starting his own company, Nik Storonsky began his career working for other firms. According to his Linkedin page, his first job after high school was with Lehman Brothers. He joined the firm in 2006 working as an equity derivatives trader. He stayed on the job for 2 years, leaving in 2008. His next job was at Credit Suisse in the same type of job. He remained with Credit Suisse until June 2013, and spent five and a half years with his second employer.
5. Nik Storonsky is a billionaire
According to Forbes, Storonsky has been very successful in his business endeavors. His real-time net worth is estimated at $ 1.1 billion as of December 2020. Given the world’s incomplete economy, this is a remarkable achievement.
6. Revolut is a diverse financial company
We also learned that Revolut is a UK based financial services company offering a variety of products. Revolut offers global transfer payments and budgeting services, as well as ATM operations and currency exchanges with no surcharges. Nik was right to found a company that offers services that are used every day around the world. Unless there is a financial revolution and we are all moving towards paperless commerce, there will always be a huge demand for these services. The company is one of the largest unicorns in Europe with more than 10 million returning customers.
7. It’s on the prestigious Forbes lists.
Nik Storonsky is on one of Forbes’ prestigious who’s who lists. He’s number 1851 on your billionaire list for 2020. He’s ranked as a self-made billionaire in the fintech industry. This means that he earned most of his fortune without outside help from others, inheritance, or other means. He obtained this status in large part through his own skills, knowledge, and efforts.
8. He is one of the youngest in his class.
Nik Storonsky is only 36 years old. According to Forbes, this places it in a few unique categories. You meet the criteria to be a billionaire, and also a billionaire who has made his fortune before turning 40. Few successful businessmen achieve this degree of success, and those who achieve billionaire status in the self-made category generally build their fortunes over many decades. Nik has done it in a remarkably short amount of time.
9. He is a family man
In addition to being a busy executive in charge of running his own highly successful company, Nik Storonsky has another passion. He managed to find the time to meet a special lady, fall in love, and get married. Nik and his wife are the parents of two children. They all live together in their residence in London, England. Here…