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Pierre Omidyar is the founder of the multinational e-commerce corporation eBay, a philanthropist, and a financier of left-wing organizations, including investigative journalism projects. Omidyar is also a major funder of left-wing politics, such as $100,000 to the NeverTrump PAC, a group opposed to 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Omidyar is a donor to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Omidyar has founded a network of nonprofits, including the Democracy Fund, the Democracy Fund Voice, and Omidyar Network Fund. Through them, he has given $213 million to various causes and organizations, including the Open Society Foundations, the Tides Foundation, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Center for Responsive Politics.
For more information, see Omidyar’s Political Machine: From Tech Billionaire to Mega-Donor
This article was originally posted on August 2, 2022.