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Iranian-American economist Pierre Omidyar is best known as the founder and chairman of eBay, the online auction website.
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So successful did the online auction site become that some industry observers predicted that Internet auctions would become the dominant e-commerce model in the future.
In 1999, Omidiyar married his girlfriend, who now has more than 400 Pez dispensers in her collection. In January 2000, Omidyar accepted his first board position outside of eBay. He joined the board of directors of ePeople, an online marketplace for technical support.
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