The Complete Story of PayPal – These Authors Tell All

October 24, 2019 2702 views

A Collection of Articles Tell The Story of PayPal

This post contains an abundant collection of hand-picked articles that reveal the whole story of Paypal! But first, a brief introduction before you get to the article section


In 1999 PayPal was voted one of the worst business ideas. Looking at it today, processing over three hundred million dollars and around five million transactions each day, plus 72% of online shoppers in the United States having a PayPal account, no one today can say this was a bad idea!

It was December of 1998 in Palo Alto California, that PayPal originally called “X,” was founded by six talented individuals; Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, Ken Howery, Yu Pan, and Russel Simmons.

Today, in North America, the company employs around 13,000 people. The company had a net income of over two billion US dollars in 2019.

From 100,000 to 286 million users, here’s how that started.

A brilliant marketing campaign gave the company a huge boost. It cost the company between 60-70 million dollars, which allowed them to acquire 100,000 customers the month they launched the site. The campaign consisted of giving every new signup a small cash reward and if you referred a friend you would also get a referral fee.

Naturally, this campaign was successful because of the planning, execution, and marketing budget available.

Keep in mind even though you have customers you need to have a working model to be successful. What’s the use of having 100,000 customers if you have nothing to offer them. I’m sure the company had to go through the growing pains, to sell the idea and get people to use the system on both ends, customers, and merchants.

I love using PayPal, it’s convenient, I don’t have to give out my credit card when making a purchase, and I can get a report for all my transactions any time.

Another very impressive feature I like is that you can sign up for subscriptions for anything from information, to products and services, that you can cancel with a click of a button, no questions, no hassles.

See the article section below, find out the complete story of PayPal, and how it went from a startup to being purchased by eBay and then spun off again in 2015 to an independent company.


The Ultimate History of PayPal 2019 (MUST READ)

The History Of PayPal: Important Company Dates | PYMNTS.com

History of PayPal: Timeline and Facts – TheStreet


Peter Thiel – Wikipedia

Max Levchin – Wikipedia

Luke Nosek – Wikipedia

Ken Howery – Wikipedia

Yu Pan – Wikipedia

Russel Simmons – Wikipedia


PayPal – Current Team | Crunchbase

PayPal CEO and Key Executive Team | Craft.co

Mission Statement

PayPal Mission, Vision & Values | Comparably

PayPal Mission Statement 2019 | PayPal Mission & Vision Analysis

Divisions and Subsidiaries

Top Companies Owned By PayPal Till 2018 – ValueWalk

PayPal’s Top Companies and Brands

Ownership and Investors

PYPL – PayPal Holdings Inc Shareholders – CNNMoney.com

The Complete PayPal Stock History | The Motley Fool


7 Fun Facts About PayPal (PYPL) As Stock Nears All-Time High

10 Facts About Paypal You Probably Didn’t Know About – Goody Feed

100 Amazing PayPal Statistics and Facts (2019) | By the Numbers

7 Fun Facts About PayPal (PYPL) As Stock Nears All-Time High | Nasdaq

Financial Statements

PYPL.O – Paypal Holdings Inc Profile | Reuters

Business Strategies

PayPal Is Shifting Its Revenue Strategy | The Motley Fool

PayPal Wants to Copy Square’s Strategy | The Motley Fool

Revenue Strategies

How Does PayPal Make Money? PayPal Business Model In A Nutshell

How Does PayPal Make Money?


Top 18 PayPal Competitors – PayPal Alternatives explained

The 4 Best Alternatives to PayPal (PYPL, GOOG)

A Look at Two PayPal Competitors | The Motley Fool

Marketing Strategies

Marketing Strategy of Paypal – Paypal Marketing Strategy

How PayPal is targeting the ‘underserved’ market – Tearsheet

PayPal’s vision for a global marketplace | McKinsey

Products & Services

PayPal Help Center Topics

Employee Relations

Working at PayPal: 927 Reviews | Indeed.com

PayPal Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

Working for PayPal Holdings | Employee Reviews

Company Culture

Working at PayPal: 269 Reviews about Culture | Indeed.com

PayPal Mission, Benefits, and Work Culture | Indeed.com

PayPal Company Culture | Comparably


Top 2,107 Reviews about PayPal

PayPal Business User Reviews, Pricing & Popular Alternatives

PayPal Review 2019: Fees, Comparisons, Complaints, & Lawsuits


PayPal – Horror Stories, Lawsuits, PayPal Problems

Class action settlement over PayPal account closures finally finds resolution

PayPal Account Hold Class Action Settlement Checks Mailed | Top Class Actions

PayPal pays $5.2 million to settle lawsuits | Network World

PayPal Accused Of Favoring Buyers In Class-Action Lawsuit – CBS Los Angeles

PayPal Class Action Lawsuit | PayPal Electronic Fund Transfer Lawsuit

Inside The Success of PayPal

The Success Story of PayPal [Infographic from Play-N-Pay] | Chargeback

PayPal’s Success Story | TheWebGuild.org

How the ‘PayPal Mafia’ redefined success in Silicon Valley – TechRepublic

PayPal CEO talks Venmo success – Business Insider

Max Levchin interview on “Success! How I Did It” – Business Insider

The PayPal Wars and its Lessons for Today’s Entrepreneurs | Sachin Rekhi

Articles of Interest

How PayPal Works | HowStuffWorks

How Does PayPal Work? – dummies

Using PayPal with Google Pay – Google Pay

PayPal account suspended because of $20 payment for office lottery pool: Money Matters – cleveland.com

The Strength Of PayPal’s Network Effect – PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) | Seeking Alpha

PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association – TechCrunch


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The Latest About PayPal

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