Marcos Galperin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, later finding a job as a Futures and Options associate managing YPF’s currency and oil derivatives program (YPF is an integrated oil company in Buenos Aires). After YPF, he worked in the fixed income department of J.P. Morgan in New York. Marcos then attended Stanford Business School, where his idea for MercadoLibre.com was born, and his rise to wealth began.
During the late 90′s while Galperin was getting his MBA, he noticed internet start-ups blossoming up all around him. Shortly thereafter, one of Galperin’s professors, Jack McDonald, inspired him to take a shot at [Read more...]