Reid Hoffman and Michelle Yee

Reid Hoffman and Michelle Yee
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 05/31/2018 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $3.3 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #703
  • Industry: Online Social Networking Technologies
  • Born: Michelle Yee - Information not available
    Reid Hoffman - 1967
  • Residence: Palo Alto, CA

Reid Hoffman was one of the first employees of PayPal, and is co-founder of the networking site LinkedIn. In 2016, Hoffman sold LinkedIn to Microsoft for $26 billion in cash and joined Microsoft's board. He is also a partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm. Hoffman sits on the board of a number of nonprofits including CZI Biohub, DoSomething, Endeavor, and Kiva, the nonprofit crowdfunding site that combat poverty through microfinance, which he staked with an early $1 million contribution. Michelle Yee is a Stanford University-trained pediatric speech pathologist. She has served on the board of the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and on the disability rights advisory committee for Human Rights Watch. Hoffman has eschewed forming his own foundation, instead focusing on business investments to affect social good.

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