eBay: The World's Marketplace

Today nearly everyone knows eBay. The giant hub of buying and selling on the internet is ubiquitous, appearing in everything from google searches to forum posts. From its birth to its current domination of the collectable and tading markets, the story of eBay is fascinating!

This infographic shows, the growth of eBay has been truly phenomenal (with the possible negative side effect of the political career of one Meg Whitman). eBay enjoys estimated annual sales of $60 billion, with 89.5 million "active" users, enough so that the site would rate as the 13th largest country in the world. Also, who knew what the first sale was?

via www.huffingtonpost.com