|Celebrated Name:||Pierre Omidyar|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Pierre Morad Omidyar|
|Age:||54 years old|
|Birth Date:||21 June 1967|
|Birth Place:||Paris, France|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Pamela Kerr|
|Profession:||American billionaire entrepreneur, computer scientist, and philanthropist.|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$13 billion|
|Last Updated:||December 2021|
One of the most famous entrepreneurs and philanthropists of America, Pierre Omidyar, is famous as the founder of popular auction site eBay. The founder of Omidyar Network has a net worth of billion dollars.
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Pierre was born on 21st June 1967 in Paris. His father was a surgeon, and his mother was a renowned academic who got her doctorate in linguistics. His parents moved to the U.S. while he was just a child. His mother, who taught Persian to students at Georgetown, separated from his father while he was a very young boy.
Omidyar graduated from Potomac, Maryland’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. He was interested in computers since childhood and invented a code to catalog the library books when he was only in the 9th standard. He was graduated from Tufts University in Somerville/Medford in Massachusetts with a Bachelors’s in computer science in the year 1988.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 21 June 1967, Pierre Omidyar is 54 years old as of today’s date 9th December 2021. His height is 1.73 m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.
After his graduation, Omidyar created a name for himself by upgrading MacDraw to MacDraw II. In the year 1991, he co-founded Ink Development, a pen-based computing company. Microsoft acquired the company in 1996.
He got the idea of buying and selling online, and on Labor Day in 1995, he launched Auction Web, which was later known as eBay, a site for global auctioning. He charged between 25 cents to $2 for posting on the site. He quit the job which he was doing then and gave his complete time to the newly founded company. Omidyar became the chairman of the company.
In the year 2010, Omidyar launched an investigative news service named “Honolulu Civil Beat.” For back to back three years, it was the Best News Website. He partnered with The Huffington Post in 2013 and launched the HuffPost Hawaii.
In 2014, he launched a journalism venture named First Look Media. It has some of the biggest reporters Glenn Greenwald, Dan Froomkin, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill, etc.
He is a well-known philanthropist too. He founded Omidyar Network in the year 2004 with his wife. It helps people to live life in a better way. They are also the members of The Giving Pledge of Warren Buffet. They joined hands with the Nduna Foundation to create “Enterprise Zimbabwe.” They donated a healthy sum of $115 to “Humanity United foundation.”
Awards & Achievements
Omidyar got some awards, too, for his tremendous achievements. Tufts University gave him the honorary doctorate in the year 2011. Before that, he is also the EY Entrepreneur of The Year National Winner in the year 1999.
Net Worth & Salary of Pierre Omidyar in 2021
Pierre earned a lot in his career. He owns an advanced, luxurious Gulfstream G650 private jet, which is very rare. He earns his wealth from a lot of companies majorly eBay. As of December 2021, his estimated net worth is around $13 billion.
Omidyar married Pamela Wesley. They have three children. The full family lives in Hawaii from 2006. They stay there at a beach mansion of 5,800 sq — Ft. In Honolulu’s posh Kahala neighborhood.