Jeff Skoll

Founder at Skoll Foundation

Jeff Skoll

Jeff Skoll

Founder at Skoll Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

eBay, Inc.
Amblin Partners
Skoll Global Threats Fund

RelSci Relationships

2388

Primary Location

Beverly Hills, CA, United States

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

01/16/1965 - Montreal, Canada

Age

54

Number of Awards

29

Estimated Net Worth

$4.3B

Interests

Reading

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Co-Founder at Capricorn Investment Group LLC

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Partner at Capricorn Investment Group LLC

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Director at Skoll Foundation

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President at Skoll Fund

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Founder at Seva Foundation

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Chief Operating Officer at Skoll Foundation

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Director at Skoll Foundation

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President at Skoll Global Threats Fund

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Founder at The Hero Group LLC

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Partner & Managing Director at Capricorn Investment Group LLC (Private Equity)

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Jeff Skoll
Founder at Skoll Foundation
Education
MBA
Class of 1995

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

BASc in Electrical Engineering with Honors
Class of 1987

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Co-Founder
2015 - Current

Amblin Partners develops and produces film, television, and digital content using the Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant banners. The firm operates as content creation company. The company was founded by Steven Allan Spielberg, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani and Jeff Skoll in 2015 and is headquartered in Universal City, CA.

Founder
2009 - Current

The Skoll Global Threats Fund’s mission is to confront global threats imperiling humanity by seeking solutions, strengthening alliances, and spurring actions needed to safeguard the future. Global threats have the potential to kill or debilitate very large numbers of people or cause significant economic or social dislocation or paralysis throughout the world. Global threats cannot be solved by any one country; they require some sort of a collective response. Global threats are often non-linear, and are likely to become exponentially more difficult to manage if we don’t begin making serious strides in the right direction in the next 5-10 years. Cross-cutting focus We believe global threats share causes, challenges and, potentially, cures. We primarily seek to identify and address complex challenges common to multiple global threats. Crosscutting areas that we believe could help society manage these threats include: Communication: Promote better understanding of uncertainty and risk at every level of discourse, public to political. Governance: Develop more competent governance, including both formal functioning structures as well as formal and informal networks. Engagement: Create new coalitions and facilitate better coordination of actors of all kinds across multiple sectors, with a special focus on “strange bedfellows.” Information: Enable access to and promote transparency in data, processes, and financial flows around global threats to facilitate informed decision making. Innovation: Promote innovations in models, technology, or approaches (including incentivizing for long-term thinking). Our approach We work proactively to find, initiate, or co-create breakthrough ideas and/or activities that we believe will have large-scale impact, either directly or indirectly, and whether on cross-cutting issues or individual threats.

Founder
2004 - Current

Participant Media LLC operates as a media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Its business includes film, television, digital, publishing, consulting and creative services, and affiliates. The company was founded by Jeffrey S. Skoll in 2004 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

Me to We, originally called "Leaders Today", Leaders Today founded to offer leadership training and volunteer trips to developing communities served by their charity.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10M
2014

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

$25K - $50K
2013

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

$10K - $25K
2008

The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management commonly known as Rotman School of Management, or just Rotman, is the University of Toronto's graduate business school, located in St. George Street in Downtown Toronto. The school, named after Joseph L. Rotman, was established in 1950 as Institute of Business Administration though the University of Toronto has been offering undergraduate courses in management since 1902.

Political Donations
$20K
2012

Former President of United States

$6,500
2011

Governor at California Office of the Governor, Gavin Newsom

$25.9K
2010

Former Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Investments
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Gotit!, Inc. develops and operates messaging platform for students. The company was founded by Arvind Peter Relan, Thomas A Hornbeck, James Cremer and Hung Tran in 2011 and is headquartered in Burlingame, CA.

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Earn USA, Inc. develops full-stack software and hardware infrastructure for Bitcoin. It also offers Bitcoin tutorials and Github. The company was founded by Veerbhan Kheterpal, Balaji S. Srinivasan, Nigel Drego, Daniel Firu and Matthew Pauker in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Breezeworks Corp. develops and publishes business management software tools. Its platform allows independent professionals to connect to services providers and customers to schedule appointments, manage jobs, collect payments, navigate traffic, and capture repeat business. The company was founded by Matthew Cowan and Adam Block in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Advisors
Advisor

Founder at Seva Foundation

Awards & Honors
Rank #402
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
2017
Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
Rank #392
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Speaker
Arusha, Tanzania
2007 TED Conference

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event.[1] The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California.[4] TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its origins in the Silicon Valley.

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