Pierre Omidyar
Founder, eBay & Omidyar Network
  It was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time.  Because at any moment, the whole system could‘ve just come crashing down.
About the Innovator

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.

Why He Innovates

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.

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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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