Pierre Morad Omidyar is among the world’s Top 200 Billionaires. He was born on June 21, 1967 in France to Iranian parents and migrated to the United States when he was six. This Tufts University graduate, entrepreneur and philanthropist founded the world’s online auction site eBay in 1995.
This Answers.com profile of Pierre Omidyar includes his education and career highlights.
The New York Times article on eBay’s 10th anniversary describes that with 64 million active users, eBay is projected to sell more than $40 billion in goods in 2005.
This article describes eBay’s origin and development.
Time Magazine describes Pierre and Pam Omidyar’s philanthropic efforts to promote economic self-empowerment and support microfinance through the Omidyar Network.
Business Week quotes an economist of Santa Fe Institute’s estimate that if eBay were a country, its expected gross sales would rank as the 59th largest gross domestic products in the world.
Pierre and Pam Omidyar’s alma mater announces the launching of the Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund in November 2005 worth $100 million.
The official website of Omidyar Network that Pierre and his wife Pam co-founded in 2004.
Pierre M. Omidyar’s personal blog on Vox.com expresses his reasons for supporting Barrack Obama for the U.S. Presidency in May 2008.
Wikipedia has an extensive profile on Pierre Omidyar, including details about eBay and the Omidyar Network.