20 Fascinating Facts About Pierre Omidyar, Founder Of eBay, Inc

1. Pierre Omidyar, The Founder Of eBay

Pierre Omidyar Photo1 - Celebrity Fun FactsPierre Morad Omidyar, recognized as the founder and chairperson of eBay, is also known as Parviz Morad Omidyar. He is not only the founder of eBay, but also a trustee of Tufts University, Santa Fe Institute, Punahou School and the Omidyar Foundation. He is a commissioner for President Barack Obama’s Commission on the White House Fellowships. He is also the CEO of a local news service in Hawaii “Honolulu Civil Beat”, which is targeted towards greater community participation.

2. Born on June 21, 1967. June 21 Is The Birthday As Nicole Kidman and Prince William of Wales

Pierre Omidyar was born on Wednesday June 21, 1967. Other famous personalities also share the same date of birth namely actors Michael Bowen, Michael Dolan and Nicole Kidman, as well as Prince William of Wales, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana.

3. From ‘Auction Web’ in 1995 To The eBay We Now All Know Today

Pierre Omidyar Photo 2 - Auctionweb - Celebrity Fun FactsOne of Pierre’s early jobs was at General Magic. It was during this time that Pierre created his own auction website (hosted under a site that Omidyar had created for information on the ebola virus) and named it “AuctionWeb”. Later on, the evolved to eBay, although he intended to name it “Echo Bay” but some another company had already taken the .com domain name (namely the Echo Bay Mines, a gold mining company at the time). eBay was made public on Labor Day during the year 1995. Today, eBay has over 250 million registered customers worldwide and on an average, it processes over one million online orders daily.

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