Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Morad Omidyar (Persian: پیر مراد امیدیار‎, born June 21, 1967) is a French-born Iranian American entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is the founder and chairman of the eBay auction site. He became a billionaire at the age of 31 with eBay's 1998 Initial Public Offering (IPO). Omidyar and his wife Pamela are well-known philanthropists who founded Omidyar Network in 2004 in order to expand their efforts beyond nonprofits to include for-profits and public policy. Since 2010 Omidyar has been involved in online journalism as head of investigative reporting and public affairs news service Honolulu Civil Beat.
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  • Insane Story of the Day: eBay Started as an Ebola Site

    … available. This iteration of eBay had no auctions, and the content lacked a clear focus: One page concentrated on a biotech startup, while another was dedicated to a Tufts University alumni group. But most notably, there was a section called Ebola Information because of Omidyar’s strange fascination with the disease. Griffith cites a passage from Adam…

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