Travis Cordell Kalanick is an American entrepreneur who is best known as the co-founder and former CEO of Uber. He formerly worked at Scour, a peer-to-peer file-sharing application startup, and co-founded Red Swoosh, a peer-to-peer content delivery network that was acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2007.
Travis kalanick net worth and Biography
|Net worth||$3 billion|
|Date of birth||August 6, 1976|
Travis Kalanick’s net worth is estimated to be $3 billion by 2022. He is the co-founder of Uber and one of the world’s wealthiest persons.
Kalanick was born on August 6, 1976, in Northridge, California, and grew up there. Bonnie Renée Horowitz Kalanick (née Bloom) and Donald Edward Kalanick are Kalanick’s parents. Bonnie worked in retail advertising for the Los Angeles Daily News, and her family were Viennese Jews who moved to the United States in the early twentieth century.
Donald was a civil engineer for the city of Los Angeles, coming from a Slovak-Austrian Catholic family whose grandparents moved to the United States from the Austrian city of Graz.
Kalanick has a firefighter brother and two half-sisters, one of whom is the mother of actress Allisyn Ashley Arm.
Kalanick was renowned for being competitive and goal-oriented in middle and high school. Kalanick used to sell knives door-to-door for Cutco, a direct sales organization, when he was a teenager. He co-founded “New Way Academy” with the father of a classmate when he was 18 years old.
Kalanick studied computer engineering and business economics at the University of California, Los Angeles after graduating from Granada Hills Charter High School (UCLA).
Kalanick was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity while at UCLA. He dropped out of school in 1998 to work full-time at the start-up Scour.
Kalanick dropped out of UCLA in 1998 with Michael Todd and Vince Busam to work for Dan Rodrigues, the founder of Scour Inc., a multimedia search engine, and Scour Exchange, a peer-to-peer file sharing business.
Scour’s sales and marketing were handled by Kalanick. He has stated that he is a co-founder of the company, although the other co-founders disagree.
Scour was sued for $250 billion in 2000 by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), alleging copyright infringement. Scour filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2000 to insulate itself from the litigation.
Kalanick utilized the proceeds from the sale of Red Swoosh to make small investments in businesses in San Francisco. He marketed himself as a “fixer” for startup issues like talking to investors and hiring new employees. Expensify, Livefyre, Crowdflower, and Formspring are among the tech businesses in which he has invested. Unsatisfied with just being an investor, he turned his Castro District apartment – dubbed the “JamPad” – into a casual salon for young techies.
Travis kalanick net worth
As of 2022, Travis kalanick net worth is valued $3 billion.