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When eBay founder Pierre Omidyar was 31 years old, he became a billionaire in one afternoon. It was 1998, and as the auction site he created went public, he became “ridiculously rich”, as he called it. Since then, his focus has been on giving most of his money away in his lifetime; he reiterated his intention by signing the Gates and Buffett Giving Pledge in 2010. He continues to gift eBay shares to the Omidyar Network, his philanthropic investment firm; recent recipients of grants include tech incubators in Nigeria and Kenya. He’s also been investing closer to home, teaming up with a cattle ranch in his home state of Hawaii to test new forms of grass-fed beef production, with the goal of increasing local food production. [Read More]