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Pierre Omidyar founded eBay on a simple idea: People are basically good.

This fundamental belief created a completely new kind of marketplace, forever transforming ecommerce. Today, this belief continues to drive who we are, how we act, and what we do. Tying us to our roots, our founding principle enables us to make smart decisions that grow our capabilities, our community, our business, and our vision.

The eBay Inc. of today may have grown well beyond its auction house roots, but our founding principles remain the same. We are here to innovate. We are here to build common ground. We are here to make dreams come true. We are here to inspire—new technology, new thinking, new markets, and new customers. And we are here to bring out the best in all the world has to offer. Through trade. Through exchange. Through conversation. Through technology.

This is the place where good, fair, honest business gets done. It’s also the place where online businesses meet the 21st century. If you’re looking to reinvent the future of commerce, eBay Inc. is the place to make it happen.