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11. Jeff Skoll
Net Worth: $6.13 billion
Change from 2017 Ranking: ▲11.3%
Major company holdings: Ebay, Participant Media
It’s been a banner couple of years for Participant Media, the production house owned by tech executive turned media mogul Jeff Skoll. After racking up a rash of nominations and minor wins at the Academy Awards, a Participant film finally took the big prize when Spotlight won Best Picture in 2016. Skoll also partnered with Steven Spielberg and Indian billionaire Anil Ambani to found content creation house Amblin Partners, and in July, Participant unveiled the highly anticipated sequel to the 2006 global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.