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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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Participant Media Announces Unscripted Series "America To Me,” From Acclaimed Filmmaker Steve James

Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann are also executive producers. Kartemquin received a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to contribute to the production. Participant Media holds the worldwide rights to the series.
Posted: October 18, 2016, 12:45 pm

Showtime(R) Accelerates World Television Premiere Date for "Zero Days" to Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9PM ET/PT

The film is produced by Gibney's Jigsaw Productions and Global Produce's Marc Shmuger, and executive produced by Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media and Sarah Dowland. Gibney's previous films also include Academy Award -winning Taxi to ...
Posted: October 25, 2016, 9:38 am

Participant Media acquires Rainn Wilson's social good video platform SoulPancake

The company focuses on inspiring people to be do-gooders and to recognize those doing good. Participant Media, launched by former EBay Inc. President Jeff Skoll, has a similar goal of creating entertainment that inspires and compels social change.
Posted: October 13, 2016, 2:07 pm
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