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The Global Web Empire Builder
The Global Web Empire Builder
Marcos Galperin, 39, founder and CEO, MercadoLibre

The online marketplace Galperin started 11 years ago is now the leading retail platform in 12 countries in Latin America, with 43 million users -- and eBay as an 18% owner.

In his own words: "We constantly are sacrificing short-term revenue ideas to build a large, lasting business."



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