Jeffrey Skoll

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Jeffrey Skoll (Jeffrey Stuart Skoll) was born on 16 January, 1965 in Montreal, Canada, is a Canadian engineer, internet entrepreneur and film producer. Discover Jeffrey Skoll’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?

Popular AsJeffrey Stuart Skoll
OccupationPresident of eBay (1996–1998),Founder and chairman of Participant Media,Founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation
Age55 years old
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Born16 January 1965
Birthday16 January
BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

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His wife is Stephanie Swedlove (m. 2014)

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Jeffrey Skoll Net Worth

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Net Worth in 20225.3 billion USD (2020)
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Timeline of Jeffrey Skoll


Shortly after graduating from business school, he began his career at eBay where he wrote the business plan that the company followed from its emergence as a start-up to a larger company. While at the company he began the eBay Foundation which was allocated pre-IPO stock now worth $32 million. Once eBay’s second largest stockholder, behind Omidyar, he subsequently cashed out a portion of his company holdings, yielding him around $2 billion. With an estimated net worth of $US 4 billion (as of December 2016), Skoll was ranked by Forbes as the 7th wealthiest Canadian and 134th in the United States.

Skoll was executive producer of Spotlight, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture on February 28, 2016. The company also has publishing and television divisions, and operates, an online site catering to social activists.


Jeff Skoll married fellow Canadian Stephanie Swedlove in October, 2014. He is an avid Montreal Canadiens fan.


Through his film production company, Participant Media–of which he is founder, owner, and chairman–he has produced numerous critically acclaimed films. His first films Syriana (2005), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), and North Country (2005), along with the documentary Murderball (2005), accounted for 11 Oscar nominations in 2006. His subsequent films have included An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Fast Food Nation (2006), The World According to Sesame Street (2006), Waiting for “Superman” (2010), Lincoln (2012), and his latest, Spotlight (2015) won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.


Another 2010 film was Waiting for “Superman”. In 2011, through a 50–50 partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the company produced Contagion and The Help, both commercial successes and the latter getting multiple Oscar nominations, including best picture. In 2012, the company produced through its partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Participant Media produced Lincoln, which garnered 12 Oscar nominations including best picture for the producers. The company has released 43 films and garnered 35 Oscar nominations, while contributing to social change.


Skoll’s recent honors and awards include The Producers Guild of America Visionary Award (2009), Time Magazine’s 100 People of the Year (2006), Wired Magazine’s Rave Award (2006), the National Leadership Award for Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley (2004) and the Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (2003). In 2003, Skoll was the commencement speaker and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. Skoll is also a member of the Berggruen Institute’s 21st Century Council.


Films in 2008 included The Visitor, by Thomas McCarthy with Richard Jenkins and Hiam Abbass; Chicago 10, based on the 1968 Democratic convention protests; Standard Operating Procedure, a documentary about Abu Ghraib by Errol Morris; The Cove, a documentary about the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan; The Crazies, an updated version of the George A. Romero biotoxin thriller from 1973; and Pressure Cooker, a documentary about an inner-city school cooking contest, set in Philadelphia. A 2010 film released in the US on Earth Day, April 22, was Oceans, a documentary about the oceans by Jacques Perrin, director of the Oscar-winning Winged Migration.


Its first three films were Syriana; Good Night, and Good Luck; and North Country, along with the documentary Murderball. These films accounted for 11 Oscar nominations in 2006. Subsequent films have included An Inconvenient Truth, American Gun, Fast Food Nation, and The World According to Sesame Street. An Inconvenient Truth won two Oscars in 2007 and has been credited with extending the public debate over climate change. Other films in 2007 included Charlie Wilson’s War with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, The Kite Runner directed by Marc Forster, Angels in the Dust about an AIDS orphanage in South Africa, Darfur Now about the genocide in Darfur with Don Cheadle, and Man from Plains, a film about Jimmy Carter directed by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme.


Jeff Skoll founded Participant Media in 2004 with the premise that a good story well told can help change the world. As the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change, Participant Media’s projects combine the power of a great story with opportunities for global audiences to get involved.


Skoll is a noted philanthropist and has been honoured many times for his generosity. He has given the eponymous Skoll Foundation approximately $1 billion of eBay stock since its formation in 1999. The Foundation supports “social entrepreneurship”. Skoll chairs the Foundation and today makes grants in excess of $80 million per year. The Skoll Foundation’s assets rank it as the largest foundation for social entrepreneurship in the world. Skoll’s largest charitable donation was a $30 million contribution to the Alliance for Climate Protection Campaign.


In 1996 Skoll met eBay’s founder Pierre Omidyar who hired him as the company’s first president and first full-time employee. While eBay was already profitable at the time Skoll joined, he wrote the business plan that eBay followed from its emergence as a start-up to a great success. He remained President until the arrival of Meg Whitman in January 1998 when he became vice president, Strategic Planning and Analysis until back problems necessitated his departure from full-time employment at the company. In 1998, he championed the creation of the eBay Foundation which was allocated pre-IPO stock now worth $32 million. Once eBay’s second largest stockholder, behind Omidyar, he subsequently cashed out a portion of his company holdings, yielding him around $2 billion.


He graduated with a BASc with honours in 1987 from the University of Toronto’s electrical engineering program. While an undergraduate student, he co-edited the engineering students’ satirical newspaper The Toike Oike. He paid his way through college by pumping gas in North York, Ontario. After graduating he backpacked around the world for several months before returning and founding two businesses in Toronto: Skoll Engineering, an information technology consulting firm and Micros on the Move Ltd., a computer rental firm. He left Canada in 1993 to earn a Master of Business Administration degree at Stanford Business School, graduating in 1995. After Stanford he went to work at Knight-Ridder where he was working on internet projects for the publishing company.


Jeffrey Stuart Skoll, OC (born January 16, 1965) is a Canadian engineer, billionaire internet entrepreneur and film producer. He was the first employee and subsequently first president of eBay, eventually using the wealth this gave him to become a philanthropist, particularly through the Skoll Foundation, and his media company Participant Media. He founded an investment firm, Capricorn Investment Group, soon after and currently serves as its chairman. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he graduated from University of Toronto in 1987 and left Canada to attend Stanford University’s business school in 1993.

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