Net Worth: $4.1 Billion
- Source of Wealth Internet entrepreneur (eBay),Film producer
- Nationality Canada, United States
About Jeffrey Skoll
Canadian born engineer and internet entrepreneur, Jeffrey Skoll, has a an estimated net worth of $4.1 billion as of May 2015 according to Forbes. He was the founding president of internet auction firm eBay, and used the wealth from eBay to become a philanthropist and to found the independent movie production company Participant Media. As eBay’s first employee and President, Skoll oversaw the company’s meteoric rise from internet start up to multi-billion dollar company. While he no longer works for eBay, Skoll maintains a sizeable equity stake of approximately 4%. These days Skoll funnels much of his money and energy into his production company, Participant Media, which makes films intended to inspire social change such as Al Gore’s Oscar winning documentary on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth. Jeff Skoll was born January 16, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada into a Jewish family.