• April 16, 2014

No. 18: Pierre and Pam Omidyar

No. 18: Pierre and Pam Omidyar 1

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Pierre and Pam Omidyar

Amount donated in 2011: $74.5-million

Beneficiaries: HopeLab, Humanity United, the Omidyar Network, and other groups

Donors’ background: Mr. Omidyar founded the online auction company eBay, in San Jose, Calif. Ms. Omidyar is chairwoman of Hope­Lab, a nonprofit in Redwood City, Calif., that develops technology to help critically ill children.

Mr. Omidyar and his wife, Pam, both 44, gave a total of $74.5-million to HopeLab, Humanity United, a Redwood City group that supports efforts to fight slavery and mass atrocities around the globe, and the nonprofit arm of the Omidyar Network, also in Redwood City, which supports a variety of charities, and other charitable organizations.

—Maria Di Mento

Previous Appearances on the list

Year

Rank

Total donated or pledged

2010

16

$61.5-million

2009

10

$92.0-million

2007

21

$97.8-million

2006

29

$66.7-million

2005

9

$133.7-million

2004

7

$173.2-million

2003

13

$80.5-million

2002

20

$48.3-million

 

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