#39 Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar
  • Sector: Various
  • Residence: USA

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar, 48, was born in Paris, but moved to Maryland as a child. After founding eBay in 1995 he become a billionaire three years later. He also works on the Omidyar Network, his philanthropic investment firm which has committed more than US$270 million to foster economic advancement. As a member of The Giving Pledge, Omidyar donated US$115 million to the Humanity United Foundation. Other projects included the launch of First Look Media in 2013 to present new forms of independent journalism.