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Pierre Omidyar: Founder of eBay

Pierre Omidyar: Founder of eBay

Pierre Omidyar: Founder of eBay

Pierre Omidyar is an American Entrepreneur and a computer programmer who established the internet business stage, eBay in 1995. He was the Chairman of the organization from 1998 to 2015. He before long turned into a tycoon when eBay gave an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 1998. In 2010, he dispatched an exploring news administration, Honolulu Civil Beat. He made a reporting adventure called First Look Media in 2014. As a Philanthropist, he and his better half sincerely established Omidyar Network in 2004 with a plan to grow their endeavors past non-benefits to incorporate for benefits and public approach, which would fill the need of the altruistic venture firm. As of December 2020, he has an expected total assets of $19.30 billion. 

Pierre Omidyar- Biography

Name Parviz Morad Omidyar/ Pierre Morad Omidyar
Born 21 June, 1967
Bithplace Paris, France
Age 54 (2021)
Nationality American
Education Tufts University
Profession Entrepreneur; Software Engineer; Software Engineer
Known for Founder of eBay; Founder of Honoulu Civil Beat; Founder of Omidyar Network; Founder of First Look Media
Net worth $19.30 billion (December, 2020)
Board member of eBay
Father Cyrus Omidyar
Mother Elane Mir-Djalali
Spouse Pamela Kerr
  • Pierre Omidyar-Personal Life 
  • Pierre Omidyar-Education 
  • Pierre Omidyar-Professional Life 
  • Pierre Omidyar-Journalism adventures 
  • Pierre Omidyar-Founder of eBay 
  • Pierre Omidyar-Business thought 
  • Pierre Omidyar-Founder of Omidyar Network 
  • Pierre Omidyar-Honors and Awards 

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Pierre Omidyar-Personal Life 

Pierre was destined to Iranian guardians, who relocated to France for higher investigations. He experienced childhood in Paris and was previously named Parvez. His dad, Cyrus Omidyar is a specialist, who as of now rehearses in Aliso Viejo, California. His mom, Elane Mir-Djalali is a scholastic who procured her doctorate in semantics at the Sorbonne. The family moved to the US inferable from his dad's work area, as he at first filled in as a urologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. 

He wedded Pamela Karr, who is additionally one of the fellow benefactor of his altruistic firm, Omidyar Network. He is likewise an advocate to the US Democratic Party applicants and associations. In 2010, he joined Bill Gates and Warren Buffet's "giving vow". He freely dedicated to give lion's share of his abundance for admirable missions. 

Pierre Omidyar-Education 

Pierre finished his rudimentary examinations from Punahou School in Honolulu and he presently serves on its Board of Trustees. He took an incredible interest in PCs while concentrating in 10th grade at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia. He moved on from St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Maryland in 1984. 

He finished his four year certification in Computer Science from Tufts University, Massachusetts in 1988. During his undergrad years, he likewise learned at the University of California. 

Pierre Omidyar-Professional Life 

In the wake of finishing his examinations, Pierre went to work for Claris, an auxiliary of Apple Computer. He worked there in the group that updated MacDraw to MacDraw II. 

He helped to establish a pen-based registering startup, Ink Development in 1991. Notwithstanding, his startup was later re-marked as an internet business firm with the new name of eShop Incorporation. The organization was procured by Microsoft on 11 June, 1996 for under $50 million and he acquired $1 million from the arrangement. 

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Pierre Omidyar-Journalism adventures 

Pierre has been engaged with online news-casting and since 2010, he is filling in as the head of insightful revealing and public issues news administration, Honolulu Civil Beat that shrouded community undertakings in Hawaii. The endeavor later cooperated with HuffPost with the most recent weblog territorial expansion, HuffPost Hawaii. 

He proclaimed in 2013 that he would make and fund a reporting adventure called First Look Media. He dispatched it on 10 February, 2014 with The Intercept and some notable columnists like, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill, Dan Froomkin , Jay Rosen and John Temple. He has likewise been a piece of the chief maker group for the films including, Merchants of Doubt (2014) and Spotlight (2015). 

Pierre Omidyar-Founder of eBay 

Pierre set up his internet business organization, eBay in 1995. The organization is settled in San Jose, California. He filled in as the Chairman of the organization from 1998 to 2015. He likewise fills in as the Board individual from eBay. Omidyar was named under the tycoons after eBay dispatched an effective IPO in September 1998. 

The organization purchased an online installment organization, PayPal in 2002. Nonetheless, the installment firm spun-off and right now Omidyar claims 6% of it. In 2020, he ventured down from the Board of eBay attributable to the association of a more extensive update of the organization. At eBay, he will keep on filling in as chief emeritus, which is a privileged title. 

Pierre Omidyar-Business thought 

At age 28, he began coding for an online endeavor that would empower an immediate individual to-individual sale for collectible things. On 4 September, 1995, he dispatched the online help considered Auction Web that in the long run turned into the closeout webpage eBay. 

By 1996, he marked an authorized arrangement of selling aircraft tickets on the web. It facilitated 2,000,000 sell-offs inside the main month. By 1997, he renamed the organization from Auction Web to eBay and was vital enough with viable promoting. 

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Pierre Omidyar-Founder of Omidyar Network 

Pierre and his significant other, Pamela set up his humanitarian venture firm, Omidyar Network in 2004. The association targets improving the existences of individuals by setting out open doors and upgrading the force of business sectors. It essentially puts resources into inventive associations to conceive financial, social and political change. Supposedly, it has submitted more than $992 million to philanthropic associations and revenue driven organizations that invigorate monetary progression and revive singular interest across different venture regions. 

Mr. furthermore, Mrs. Omidyar alongside Richard Branson had set up the Nduna Foundation (Founder-Amy Robbins), Enterprise Zimbabwe in 2010. He further settled Luminate, a worldwide magnanimous association in 2018. In the wake of overseeing it for a very long time, Omidyar isolated the association into a different unit. 

Pierre Omidyar-Honors and Awards 

  • Gotten the Honorary doctorate from Tufts University in 2011 
  • Offered with the EY Entrepreneur of The Year National Winner in 1999 
  • Deliberated with the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement in 2000 
  • He was named the 2018's Third Most Influential French Entrepreneur by Richtopia


19 Mar, 2023




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