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Launched in 1995, "Auction Web," later known to the world as e-Bay, was created by Pierre Omidyar. Originally hosted on a site Omidyar had created for information on the ebola virus, the website enjoys billion dollar sales and has more than 95 million registered users.
Pierre Omidyar played an important role in helping to create the web’s resale economy and culture. Thanks to eBay, previously bought and sold items continue to exist as new potential commodities. With over 45,000 categories of merchandise, the website welcomes millions of daily visitors and powers the online auction cultural phenomenon.
Pierre Omidyar's Blog
Omidyar Network pledges $10M to White House Social Innovation Fund
Pierre Omidyar on Wikipedia
Academy of Achievement Profile for Pierre Omidyar
How can individuals become inspired to make change? What type of environment is necessary for regular people to have an impact on the world around them? Learn how Pierre Omidyar found the power to make a difference and the space to go experiment with new ideas.
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Why We Love This Innovator
The Feedback Forum
with Pierre OmidyarLength: 4:36
Message To The Future
with Pierre OmidyarLength: 2:03
What Drives Me
with Pierre OmidyarLength: 1:06
with Pierre OmidyarLength: 1:50
with Pierre OmidyarLength: 1:05
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