EBay's Omidyar Works for Philanthropy

By: eBay Inc. Staff

Omidyar and his wife Pam have committed more than $1 billion to hundreds of causes.

On Feb. 6, 2012 USA Today posted a story recognizing eBay Inc. Chairman and Founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam for their extensive philanthropic work. Titled “eBay’s Omidyar Works for Philanthropy,”  the story focuses on Omidyar’s innovative approaches to philanthropy and features comments from former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Omidyar is a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.

"He is the new face of philanthropy," Clinton, who has known the Omidyars for more than a decade, told USA Today.

"He and Pam live and give to their core values," added eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. "In his quiet way, he has enormous impact on the world."

As USA Today reported: “To date, Pierre and wife Pam have committed more than $1 billion to hundreds of causes through individual gifts and four organizations they created — Omidyar Network, Humanity United, HopeLab and Ulupono (Hawaiian for "doing the right thing") Initiative."

You can find the full text of the story here.