#29 Jeff Skoll

Jeff Skoll
  • Sector: Various
  • Residence: USA

After pioneering the creation of the eBay Foundation, Skoll, 50, used his wealth to become a philanthropist. He founded the Skoll Foundation in 1999 and has given it US$1 billion of eBay stock to support “social entrepreneurship”. Today, he makes annual grants of US$80 million. The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship support 85 social entrepreneurs whose work serves the poorest people in over 100 countries. Skoll also created Participant Media to fund films that promote social values.