eBay Inc. is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries. The company manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. In addition to its auction-style sellings, the website has since expanded to include "Buy It Now" standard shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU (via Half.com); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); online money transfers (via PayPal) and other services.

Type:    Public
Traded as:    NASDAQ: EBAY, NASDAQ-100 Component, S&P 500 Component
Foundation date:    September 3, 1995
Headquarters:    San Jose, California, U.S.
Area served:    Worldwide
Founder(s):    Pierre Omidyar
Key people: Pierre Omidyar (Chairman), John Donahoe (CEO)
Industry:    Internet, Online retailing
Products:    eBayClassifieds, electronic commerce, Gumtree, Kijiji, online auction hosting, PayPal, iBazar
Revenue:    Increase US$ 14.07 billion (2012)
Operating income:    Increase US$ 2.88 billion (2012)
Net income:    Decrease US$ 2.60 billion (2012)
Total assets:    Increase US$ 37.27 billion (2012)
Total equity:    Increase US$ 20.87 billion (2012)
Employees:    27,770 (2012)
Slogan(s):    "World's Online Marketplace."
"Connecting buyers and sellers globally."
"Whatever it is, you can get it on eBay."
"Buy it, sell it, love it"
"Buy it New, Buy it Now"
"When it's on your mind, it's on eBay"
Website:    eBay.com
Written in:   Java
IPv6 support:    No
Alexa rank:    negative increase 21 (December 2013)
Type of site:    Online auction
Registration:    Required to buy and sell
Available in:    Multilingual