Pierre Omidyar

Chair, Imaginable Futures and Co-Founder, The Omidyar Group

Pierre is an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as the founder of eBay, an online platform created in 1995 that today enables millions of buyers and sellers to connect and prosper over shared interests. 

Driven by the idea that change is possible given the right combination of insight, innovation, talent, and timing, Pierre continues to build a diverse portfolio of philanthropic and commercial projects. Spanning a variety of categories, and addressing some of the world’s most complex issues, each of Pierre’s ventures is fueled by his endless curiosity, faith in humankind, and passion for challenging the status quo. 

Together with Pam Omidyar, Pierre co-founded The Omidyar Group which creates, funds and fosters a diverse collection of independent organizations and initiatives. Working across sectors and geographies, the Omidyars have contributed more than $3 billion to causes ranging from economic advancement for the underserved, to human rights, to government accountability and press freedom initiatives.