Pierre Omidyar (Education)

Founder Of eBay

Undergraduate Education: Computer Science

Omidyar does not consider himself to have been a good student growing up. He enrolled at Tufts University for his undergrad where he majored in computer science. Originally, Omidyar wanted to have a job in computer engineering and planned on majoring in electrical engineering where he would work with both hardware and software but he found the classes too difficult in that field. After his first year, Omidyar switched into computer science. During college his favorite class was one where he was taught to use the C programming language, which he used to teach himself how to program on the Macintosh. Omidyar graduated with a 3.1 GPA.