Pierre Omidyar

Pierre is a philanthropist, technologist, and innovator, who is best known as the founder of eBay. Starting from the premise that people are basically good, Pierre created eBay in 1995 – an online platform that gives people equal access to information, opportunity, and tools to pursue their goals. Today he serves on the company’s board of directors.

While each organization across The Omidyar Group has a specific focus, they are united in that they all aim to create opportunity for people to improve their quality of life and that of their communities and societies. Both Pierre and his wife Pam are deeply engaged in the organizations they founded, including: Democracy Fund, HopeLab, Humanity United, Omidyar Network, and Ulupono Initiative.

As a Humanity United board member, Pierre provides strategic vision with a compassionate approach. He serves on the boards of several other Omidyar Group organizations and also sits on the PayPal board of directors. He is a trustee of Tufts University, Santa Fe Institute and Punahou School.