Pierre Omidyar, Ebay Creator

Title

Pierre Omidyar, Ebay Creator

Description

Where others might stop after achieving amazing success, Pierre Omidyar continued to work to help others improve their lives as well. As one of the creators of the famous auction site Ebay, Omidyar and his wife Pam also created the Omidyar Network in 2004. It’s an investment firm that uses the power of markets to create opportunities for people who need them. They keep track of organizations that promote change, and thus invest in such organizations, trying to help them achieve social, political and economic change. The Network has give over $270 million for such organizations, including aiding property rights, microfinance, social media, and transparency.

Creator

Joi Ito

Date

15 May 2007

Source

Pierre Omidyar

Source: Pierre Omidyar. (2012, October 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://bit.ly/UkQh1i

Rights

Joi Ito

Publisher

Joi Ito

Contributor

Joi Ito

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Historic

Files

Pomidyarji.jpg

Collection

Reference

Joi Ito, Pierre Omidyar, Ebay Creator, Joi Ito, 15 May 2007

Cite As

Joi Ito, “Pierre Omidyar, Ebay Creator,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed October 27, 2021, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/59.