About eBay Inc.
With more than 88 million active users globally, eBay is the world's largest online marketplace, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. Founded in 1995, eBay connects a diverse and passionate community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. Their collective impact on e-commerce is staggering: In 2008, the total worth of goods sold on eBay was $60 billion -- $2,000 every second. For the latest stories about eBay, including recent financial performance, visit www.ebayinc.com .
Be part of the world's leading online marketplace working with talented, passionate people who pioneer and connect communities built on commerce, trust, and opportunity. eBay Inc. includes our PayPal division, StubHub, and many other great companies that support social purpose, are financially successful, and are respected by people around the world. We are committed to keeping the eBay culture fun and unique and why we give back through the eBay Foundation, eBay Giving Works, volunteer programs, and our charity program outreach. And our community begins here. eBay employees are committed to a belief in personal growth, collaboration, and the chance to make a difference everyday.
We believe in diversity in both thought and experience because it helps us lead with our head, our hands, and our heart. We encourage a creative, diverse environment characterized by respect for the individual and their background. We are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.
Social responsibility is part of our mission. In 1998, we started the eBay Foundation with a donation of 107,250 shares of eBay stock to Community Foundation Silicon Valley (CFSV). CFSV is a tax-exempt public charity with the mission to promote philanthropy and build a strong community. It was the first pre-IPO investment of this type and more than 400 companies have followed our lead. Each year, these funds provide the tools, hope, and direction people need to help them reach their potential. Through the Foundation, eBay families contribute to the larger community. And employees from all departments help define how monies are spent. At eBay Inc., commitment to a better community is why we're here.