On the site's 20th birthday+ READ ARTICLE
Happy 20th birthday, eBay.
Pierre Omidyar founded “AuctionWeb” in September 1995. Eventually retitled eBay, the company pulled in nearly $18 billion in revenues last year.
The site is home to the macabre, the wondrous and the luxurious. With just a few clicks, your PayPal account, and a generous credit line, you could buy a demonic doll, the meaning of life, or a yacht—just a few things that’ve been sold on the site.
Above, have a look at the numbers behind the world’s largest auction site.