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Jeffrey Skoll

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Net worth 2018: $5.01 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Palo Alto, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 January 1965
Sigh: Aquarius
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Toronto; Master of Business Administration, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jeffrey Skoll was bornon 16 January 1965 in Palo Alto, California, United States. Jeffrey Skoll is #424 in List Billionaires People In The World. Jeff Skoll built his fortune as eBay's first full-time hire and president in 1995; he left eBay in 2001, three years after its IPO. Skoll divides his time between his Skoll Foundation, which funds social entrepreneurs, and film production firm Participant Media. The Skoll Foundation and Skoll Global Threats Fund have distributed about $600 million worldwide, aiming to reduce poverty, among other goals. In March 2016 his Participant Media won its first best picture Academy Award for the film "Spotlight." Skoll founded millenial-focused cable TV channel Pivot TV in 2013 but shut it down in late 2016.


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When my friend Pierre Omidyar approached me with his idea for eBay, I was very sure of what to do. With my newly minted [MBA] degree in hand, I said 'Pierre, what a stupid idea!' Luckily, I soon realized that Pierre was onto something.

Jeffrey Skoll

Skoll was executive producer of Spotlight, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture on February 28, 2016


Jeff Skoll married fellow Canadian Stephanie Swedlove in October, 2014


In 2012, the company produced through its partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


In 2011, through a 50–50 partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the company produced Contagion and The Help, both commercial successes and the latter getting multiple Oscar nominations, including best picture


Skoll's recent honors and awards include The Producers Guild of America Visionary Award (2009), Time Magazine's 100 People of the Year (2006), Wired Magazine's Rave Award (2006), the National Leadership Award for Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley (2004) and the Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (2003)


Films in 2008 included The Visitor, by Thomas McCarthy with Richard Jenkins and Hiam Abbass; Chicago 10, based on the 1968 Democratic convention protests; Standard Operating Procedure, a documentary about Abu Ghraib by Errol Morris; The Cove, a documentary about the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan; The Crazies, an updated version of the George A


Other films in 2007 included Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, The Kite Runner directed by Marc Forster, Angels in the Dust about an AIDS orphanage in South Africa, Darfur Now about the genocide in Darfur with Don Cheadle, and Man from Plains, a film about Jimmy Carter directed by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme


These films accounted for 11 Oscar nominations in 2006


His first films Syriana (2005), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), and North Country (2005), along with the documentary Murderball (2005), accounted for 11 Oscar nominations in 2006


Jeff Skoll founded Participant Media in 2004 with the premise that a good story well told can help change the world


In 2003, Skoll was the commencement speaker and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto


He has given the eponymous Skoll Foundation approximately $1 billion of eBay stock since its formation in 1999


In 1998, he championed the creation of the eBay Foundation which was allocated pre-IPO stock now worth $32 million


In 1996 Skoll met eBay's founder Pierre Omidyar who hired him as the company's first president and first full-time employee


He left Canada in 1993 to earn a Masters of Business Administration degree at Stanford Business School, graduating in 1995


His first job was pumping gas at a York Mills gas stationHe graduated with a BASc with honors in 1987 from the University of Toronto's electrical engineering program


Romero biotoxin thriller from 1973; and Pressure Cooker, a documentary about an inner-city school cooking contest, set in Philadelphia


Jeffrey Stuart Skoll, OC (born January 16, 1965) is a Canadian engineer, internet entrepreneur and film producer


Skoll is also a member of the Berggruen Institute's 21st Century Council

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