Omidyar Network is a philanthropic foundation, with a for-profit subsidiary, self-styled as an "investment firm," established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam. To date, Omidyar Network has committed more than $290 million to nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple investment areas, including microfinance, property rights, government transparency and social media.