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The Independent Institute
Research Fellow

David O. Sacks

David O. Sacks is a research fellow at The Independent Institute and co-author of The Diversity Myth. He is former Chief Operating Officer at PayPal, Inc., and Founder and former Chief Executive Officer at Yammer, Inc.

He received his B.A. in economics from Stanford University and J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Mr. Sacks produced and financed the hit 2006 movie Thank You For Smoking, based on the book by Christopher Buckley, through his independent production company, Room 9 Entertainment, and the film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.