1.PayPal took off from humble beginnings by using referrals and small payments of $20, $10, and eventually $5 when users signed up.
2.PayPal went public on Feb. 15, 2002 after the company quickly gained traction in the online consumer world.
3 EBAY announced in July 2002 that it would acquire PayPal for $1.5 billion.
4.On Feb. 14, 2005, Hurley, Chen, and Karim, three early PayPal employees, activated the domain name that changed the Internet forever.
5.On its first day trading as a public company again, PayPal's market value neared $49 billion instantly surpassing eBay.
6.As of PayPal’s earnings report last week, the company has 203 million active account holders.