Jeffrey Stuart Skoll, OC 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. 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.
|Born:||Jeffrey Stuart Skoll, January 16, 1965, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Alma mater:||University of Toronto, Stanford University|
|Occupation:||President of eBay (1996–1998), Founder and chairman of Participant Media, Founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation|
|Home town:||Palo Alto, California, U.S.|
|Net worth:||US$5.3 billion (May 2020)|
|IMDb:||Jeffrey Skoll's IMDb|
About Jeffrey Skoll
Internet entrepreneur who was the first employee and the first president of the Internet auction firm eBay.
He attended Stanford University's Stanford Business School where he earned a Masters of Business Administration in 1995.
He founded the indie movie production company Participant Media.
His mother was a teacher and his father was a chemical company owner.
His production company helped fund the film Good Night and Good Luck starring George Clooney.
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