Jeff Skoll
Net worth ($BIL): 3.75 Age: 46
2011 Rank: 8 2010 Rank: 8

Profile

City: Palo Alto Industries: Internet, media
Province: CA Companies: eBay Inc., Participant Media.
Noble ambitions: Montreal-born Skoll devoted himself to philanthropy after stepping down as president of eBay in 1998. The Skoll Global Threats Fund offers grants to organizations combating issues like water scarcity and climate change. He also founded Participant Media, which backs films with social messages, such as An Inconvenient Truth. One of the latest Participant projects is Contagion, a film about a deadly illness sweeping the earth.

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