Yuri came in at number 52 on Forbes’ 2018 Midas List of the best dealmakers in hi-tech and life sciences venture capital.
In 2017 Forbes celebrated its centenary by publishing 100 Greatest Living Business Minds – “an A-to-Z encyclopedia of ideas from 100 entrepreneurs, visionaries and prophets of capitalism.” In his contribution, Yuri described the long-term perspective – “looking beyond the horizon” – that drew him to America and inspired his science and technology investments.
In March 2017 Yuri appeared in Fortune’s collection of The World's 50 Greatest Leaders.
In April 2017 Yuri came in at number 15 in Forbes’ Midas List of “the 100 best venture capitalists in the world,” citing his tech investments and Breakthrough Listen initiative.
In August 2016 Wired placed Yuri at number 20 in its Wired 100 list of “key influencers…who are shaping our culture, the tech economy, consumer behaviour, scientific discovery – in short, the people making things happen,” noting his investment history and the Breakthrough Starshot interstellar mission he launched earlier that year.
Stephen Hawking wrote Yuri’s entry in the 2016 edition of TIME’s iconic TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. The cosmologist called him a “visionary” whose “investments take the long view,” based on a deep respect for the Universe and humanity.
Yuri appeared at number 17 in the 2016 Forbes Midas List.
In April 2016 Yuri appeared in the “The Midas China List” of prominent investors in Chinese hi-tech companies.
In September 2015 Yuri placed at 23 in Vanity Fair’s famous New Establishment List of leaders in technology, media, business, entertainment, politics, and the arts.
Wired 100 included Yuri at number 13 in its list of influencers with “that special ability to touch the culture, to build scalable success, to connect millions of people.”
“The Midas List 2014-” Forbes, April 2015.
Yuri was 25th in Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List in 2014. The magazine noted the influence of fellow-physicist and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov on Yuri’s long-termist outlook on the world.
In June 2011 Yuri appeared in the “Kommersant of the Year” list pulished by the newspaper Kommersant, selected for “showing the optimal balance of risk and profitability for the investor and the management company.”