1.PayPal took off like a rocket from humble beginnings by using referrals and small payments of $20, $10, and eventually $5 when users signed up.
2.The company grew at an almost 10% daily rate early on. From March 2000 to summer 2000, PayPal’s user base jumped from 1 million to 5 million.
3.PayPal went public on Feb. 15, 2002 after the company quickly gained traction in the online consumer world
4.EBay Inc. EBAY announced in July 2002 that it would acquire PayPal for $1.5 billion. At the time, the move gave the company’s founders money and free time to eventually reshape much of the technology world we know today.
5.Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, and Elon Musk founded PayPal in December 1998, when Confinity Inc. and X.com merged to form one online payment platform.
6.On Feb. 14, 2005, Hurley, Chen, and Karim, three early PayPal employees, activated the domain name that changed the Internet forever.