Jeffrey Skoll, OC is a Canadian engineer, internet entrepreneur and film producer. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California. With an estimated net worth of US 3.8 billion , Skoll was ranked by Forbes as the 7th wealthiest Canadian and 347th in the world.
Jeff Skoll was born to a Jewish family in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His mother is a teacher and his father is a chemical company owner who sold industrial chemicals. The family settled in Toronto in the late seventies. When Jeff Skoll was fourteen his father was diagnosed with cancer which prompted him to discuss with his son how much he regretted not having had the time to do everything he had planned in life.