Jeffrey Skoll Net Worth is$4.2 Billion
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Profession: Businessperson, Film Producer, Philanthropist
Date of Birth: Jan 16, 1965
Nicknames: Jeff Skoll
Country: United States of America, Canada
Jeffrey Skoll is an engineer and businessman who has accumulated the net worth of $4.2 billion. Jeffrey Skoll earned his net worth working for Ebay as President, and as founder and owner of Participant Media that funded feature films and documentaries, and also operates He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Jeffrey Skoll, OC (born January 16, 1965) is a Canadian-born engineer and internet entrepreneur who lives in Los Angeles, California. With an estimated net worth of $US 3.2 billion (as of March 2011), Skoll was ranked by Forbes as the 7th wealthiest Canadian and 347th in the world.
He was the first employee and also first president of internet auction firm eBay, and used the wealth this gave him to become a philanthropist and found the independent movie production company Participant Media.
Jeff Skoll was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada into a Jewish family, his mother a teacher and his father a chemical company owner who sold industrial chemicals. The family settled in Toronto in the late seventies.
When Jeff Skoll was fourteen his father was diagnosed with cancer which prompted him to discuss with his son how much he regretted not having had the time to do everything he had planned in life. A keen reader, Skoll was influenced by authors such as Aldous Huxley and Ayn Rand and intended to become an author writing motivational books and books on tackling the world's problems.
He graduated with a BASc with honors in 1987 from the University of Toronto's electrical engineering program. While an undergraduate student, he co-edited the engineering students' satirical newspaper The Toike Oike. He paid his way through college by pumping gas in North York, Ontario. After graduating he backpacked around the world for several months before returning and founding two businesses in Toronto: Skoll Engineering, an information technology consulting firm and Micros on the Move Ltd., a computer rental firm.
He left Canada in 1993 to study a Masters of Business Administration at Stanford Business School, graduating in 1995. After Stanford he went to work at Knight-Ridder where he was working on internet projects for the publishing company.
In 1996 Skoll met eBay's founder Pierre Omidyar who hired him as the company's first president and first full-time employee. Wh

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Ebay billionaire keeps #MeToo moving by donating millions

The Skoll Foundation - started by Jeff Skoll, former president of Ebay - rewarded five female and one male social entrepreneurs tackling subjects as diverse as access to clean energy and improving the ...
Posted: April 1, 2018, 5:00 pm

Three New Endowed Chairs at Stanford

In addition, three faculty members have been named to existing endowed chairs for the first time. * The Jeffrey S. Skoll Professorship was created with a gift from the Internet executive who received ...
Posted: August 11, 2017, 7:50 am

How Canadian filmmaker Jeff Skoll is fighting climate change in the Trump era

In the past decade, many of An Inconvenient Truth's ominous predictions about the consequences of climate change have come to pass. Superstorm Sandy flooded Manhattan, including the Sept. 11 memorial ...
Posted: August 4, 2017, 3:33 pm
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