The economics of eBay, explained

eBay President and CEO Meg Whitman delivers a keynote address at the 2005 eBay Live! conference June 23, 2005 in San Jose, Calif.


Who: Meg Whitman, president and CEO of eBay

Education: Earned a bachelor of economics degree from Princeton University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

What you may not know: When she bids for products on eBay, she prefers the "proxy bid" method that sets a cap on how much she's willing to pay.

Personal: She is married to Griffith R. Harsh IV and has two children.

About the author

Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, the most widely heard program on business and the economy in the country.


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