Grigori Perelman is a Russian mathematician who came to the world's attention in 2006 after solving the legendary unsolvable mathematics problem
known as the Poincaré conjecture, which had eluded the brainiest of minds for almost a century.
He was born to Lyubov and Yakov Perelman. He has a younger sister named Elena Perelman.
Unable to handle fame, he became notoriously reclusive, shutting off contact with friends and avoiding members of the press.
In 2006, he became the first person to decline the prestigious Fields Medal award. He reportedly refused accepting the prestigious award because he
was not interested in being famous or wealthy.
In 2010, he shocked the world again when he declined accepting the Millennium Prize worth $1 million.
is a famous Russian mathematician,
who was born on
June 13, 1966. As a person born on this date, Grigori Perelman is listed in our database as the 19th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 13) and the 86th most popular for the year (1966).
People born on June 13
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Grigori Perelman is the 581st most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Grigori Perelman's birthday, Grigori Perelman is the 45th most famous Russian and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Leningrad, Soviet Union.
In general, Grigori Perelman ranks as the 6847th
most popular famous person, and the 12th most popular mathematician of all time.
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