Travis Cordell Kalanick (born August 6, 1976) is an American computer programmer and businessman. He is the co-founder of the peer-to-peer file sharing company Red Swoosh and the transportation network company Uber.
In 2014, he entered the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans at position 290.
Net Worth : $6 billion
Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 570 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own personal cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.
The name “Uber” is a reference to the common (and somewhat slangy) word “uber”, meaning “topmost” or “super”, and having its origins in the German word über, meaning “above”.
Uber has been a pioneer in the sharing economy and the changes in industries as a result of the sharing economy has been referred to as “Uberification” or “Uberisation”.Uber has also been the subject of protests and legal actions.
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