Pierre M Omidyar Biography
Pierre Omidyar Founder of Ebay. Billionaire Omidyar Foundation and Omidyar Network.
About Pierre M Omidyar
Born in France to Iranian immigrants who attended college in Paris, Pierre moved to the United States with his family when he was six. He majored in Computer Science and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science at Tufts University.
Omidyar Network is an investment firm that Pierre and his wife Pam founded. It is incorporated as a 501-c-3 (the portion of the firm that makes grants) and a limited liability company (the portion of the firm that invests in for-profit companies).
This firm has invested close to $300 million in firms that promote economic advancement and individual participation.
Established on the belief that every person has the ability to make a difference, Omidyar partners with several major organizations with similar interests: Ashoka, Creative Commons, Digg, Meetup, Opportunity International, Virgin Money, World of Good and more.