Net Worth: $8.61 Billion
- Source of Wealth Ebay
- Birth Place Paris, France
- Marital Status Married (Pamela Kerr)
- Full Name Pierre Morad Omidyar
- Nationality American, Iranian
- Date of Birth June 21, 1967
- Ethnicity Iranian
- Occupation Entrepreneur, Founder of Ebay
- Education Tufts University, St. Andrew's Episcopal School
- Children 3
About Pierre Omidyar
Pierre Omidyar is a French-born Iranian-American businessman with a net worth of $8.61 billion in July 2017, according to Bloomberg. He is the founder and former chairman of Auction Website giant, Ebay.
Omidyar started his business venture when he co-founded Ink Development in 1991, which was later rebranded as an e-commerce company and renamed eShop. Four years later, he wrote an original computer code for an auction website which became known as eBay.
Aside from eBay, he launched an online investigative reporting news service, Honolulu Civil Beat which focused on Hawaii’s civic affairs in 2010. Three years later, the said website collaborated with The Huffington Post and created Huffpost Hawaii. Also, Omidyar announced his venture, First Look Media with The Intercept for its journalistic views
Omidyar built a philanthropic investment firm, Omidyar Network in 2004, along with his wife, Pam. Also, they formed Enterprise Zimbabwe along with Richard Branson and the Nduna Foundation.
Pierre Morad Omidyar was born on June 21, 1967, in Paris, France.