One of the immensely talented entrepreneurs Canada has given to the world, Garett Camp can be safely hailed as the think tank between, both ‘StumbleUpon’ and ‘Uber’, one a web engine that lets you stumble upon unique and interesting web content and another a world’s leading cab transportation company, which he co-founded. Despite the fact that Garrett co-founded these ventures with his partners, he is hailed as the innovator behind both the projects even by his partners. To know more about Garrett Camp’s net worth in 2018, keep reading!
Garrett Camp Early Life
Not much is known about Garrett Camp’s early years, apart from the fact that he was born on the 4th of October, 1978 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His parents are said to be of an innovative bent of mind themselves, as his mother was a talented artist, while his father was an economist. Inheriting this very quality from his parents, Garrett, along with his university friends created ‘StumbleUpon’, while he was still a student at the University of Calgary.
As for his personal life, Garrett Camp is currently unmarried and lives in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Garrett Camp Career, Awards & Achievement
Garrett Camp came up with ‘StumbleUpon’ way back in 2002 when the world had never seen anything like it, making ‘StumbleUpon’ the only search engine, at that time, that smartly suggested web content to its users and allowed them to discover novel and unique things. By 2006, ‘StumbleUpon’ was already catching the eyes of various investors and finally moved base to San Francisco after gaining funds from Silicon Valley angels by the end of that year. Garrett worked relentlessly on the company up till 2012 before resigning from the post of CEO to pursue other interests. However, Garrett was called back home by the mother ship in 2015, when ‘StumbleUpon’ was headed towards a downhill spiral. He reinvented the company and continues to take it to newer heights with each passing year.
While Garrett was still serving as the CEO of ‘StumbleUpon’, he single-handedly developed and even executed the initial stages of setting up ‘Uber’, an on demand taxi service that was destined to become the world’s most successful, in 2009. Initially the venture was titled ‘UberCab’ and was joined by Travis Kalanick in the same year. The basic idea behind Uber was to reduce the cost of private taxis, which Garrett succeeded to achieve, along with Travis, Conrad Whelan and Oscar Salazar. ‘Uber’ became operational by 2010 and even went on to bag a funding of $1.25 million even before the year was over. The company has been on an uphill climb ever since, with new and cost-effective services offered every year.
Another of Garrett Camp’s innovative ventures is ‘Expa’, which is pretty much the summation of his own start-up experiences and his unique way of giving back to the world. ‘Expa’ is basically a studio that makes start-up dreams come true, which it has been doing ever since its launch in 2013.
Awards and Achievement
Personalities of Garrett Camp’s caliber are bound to be honored. Here are some of his well-deserved awards and achievements:
• Included in the under 35 TR35 list of Top Innovators at MIT (2007)
• Hailed as one of Tech’s Best Young Entrepreneurs in 2008 by Bloomberg Businessweek.
• Conferred with the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (2013)
Net Worth of Garrett Camp
Garrett Camp’s net worth is a staggering $6.5 billion, thanks to his sound business mind, which he has used to his utmost advantage.
Apart from being a leading name in the world of business, Garrett Camp is also an active philanthropist having promised half of his wealth to ‘The Giving Pledge’. We are sure, with his sound business mind, Garrett has many more career heights to achieve still, which in turn will add to his immense wealth.