Skip to content


Who Is Pierre Omidyar, the Man Behind Glenn Greenwald’s New Media Venture?

Omidyar-glenn-greenwald-media-startup

Feed-twFeed-fb

A few hours after the news broke that journalist Glenn Greenwald would leave The Guardian to launch his own media venture, Reuters reported Pierre Omidyar, a philanthropic billionaire who cofounded eBay, would fund Greenwald’s new project.

While Greenwald’s reporting on top-secret NSA surveillance programs has earned him bylines with news outlets all over the world, Omidyar is relatively unknown.

Hawaii-based Omidyar, 46, became a billionaire in 1998 when eBay went public. His net worth, according to Forbes, is more than $8 billion, and he still owns 9.3% of the company. After cashing in, he founded the Omidyar Network in 2004, a philanthropic investment firm Read more…

More about The Guardian, Honolulu Civil Beat, Business, Media, and Us

Read more : Who Is Pierre Omidyar, the Man Behind Glenn Greenwald’s New Media Venture?

Posted in Business, Web.

Tagged with , , , , , , , .


0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.