Top 100 business founders in the World No.46: Pierre Omidyar- eBay Inc

14-11-2016

(Worldkings) Pierre Morad Omidyar (Persian: پیر مراد امیدیار‎‎, born June 21, 1967) is a French-born American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder of the eBay auction site where he served as Chairman from 1998 to 2015

1967: Pierre Morad Omidyar was born in Paris

1988: graduated from Tuff University, Massachusett

1991: co-founded Ink Development (than renamed Eshop), a software company.

1995: launched online service called Auction Web, which is later called eBay.

1996: signed a licensing deal to offer airline ticket online, at that time, the site host 250000 auctions a day, after one year, this increased to 800000 per day.

1997: he changed the name of his company to eBay.

1998: assigned Meg Whitman as the CEO of eBay, and in the same year, eBay offer IPO, make him become billionaire.

2013: founded First Look Media, a journalism venture.

2015: resign from the position as the chairman of eBay.


Le Thanh Minh- worldking.org (collecting)

 

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