Pierre Omidyar
  • Name Pierre Omidyar, The Omidyar Foundation
  • Industry Technology
  • Bio Pierre is an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as the founder of eBay. After eBay became a public company in 1998, Pierre and his wife Pam co-founded the Omidyar Foundation to support nonprofits, contributing more than $1 billion to programs spanning a range of causes, from poverty alleviation to human rights to disaster relief. In 2011, Pierre and Pam were honored with the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for the lasting impact of their work.