News and analysis
February 06, 2011

No. 16: Pierre and Pam Omidyar


Pierre and Pam Omidyar

Amount donated in 2010: $61.5-million

Beneficiaries: HopeLab, Humanity United, Omidyar Network, and the Ulupono Initiative

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 chronically ill children.

Mr. Omidyar and his wife, Pam, both 43, gave a total of slightly more than $61.5-million to four organizations: Hope­Lab; Humanity United, a Redwood City, Calif., group that supports efforts to fight slavery and mass atrocities around the globe; the nonprofit arm of the Omidyar Network, in Redwood City, which supports a variety of charities; and the nonprofit branch of the Ulupono Initiative, a Honolulu organization that supports groups focused on the environment, local agriculture, and sustainable energy.

— Maria Di Mento

Previous Appearances on the list

Year

Rank

Total donated or pledged

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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