Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

3 of 6
BACKNEXT
Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Donation: $61.5 million to various charities

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar and HopeLab founder Pam spent 2010 handing out cash to all kinds of charities.

One of those groups was Pam's own HopeLab, founded in 2001, which conducts research and creates technology products for young people suffering from chronic illnesses.

On HopeLab's site, Pam talks about playing video games late into the night with a pre-eBay Pierre. That's when she came up with the idea for HopeLab -- to give patients a chance to blast their illnesses to smithereens in a video game, and boost their positivity.

The Omidyars also donated to Humanity United, an anti-conflict group dedicated to research and advocacy for human rights around the globe.



NEXT: Ming Hsieh
Last updated February 06 2011: 7:06 PM ET
More Galleries
6 ways to change the world for as little as $20 These platforms help make impact investing accessible to anyone with $20 to spare. More
5 great day trips from Sydney Standout escapes just a short journey from Australia's largest city. More
New cameras go weird, wearable - even old school Meet the new crop of digital cameras, an eclectic group each with a very particular set of skills. More

Special Offer