The co-founder of the Red Swoosh, a peer to peer sharing company and the founder of Uber, a transportation service, Travis Cordell Kalanick, is one of the richest men in America. Keep reading to know more about Travis Kalanick’s net worth in 2018.
Travis Cordell Kalanick was born on 6th August 1976 in Los Angeles, California. His father’s name was Donald Kalanick, who was an engineer and his mother was Bonnie Renee Horwitz. He has a brother and two half-sisters. His brother’s name is Cory, and he is a firefighter. He spent most of the time of his childhood in Northridge, California. He got admitted to Granada Hills High School for studies. Later he was admitted to the University of California where he studied computer engineering.
Travis started his career in the year 1998 as an entrepreneur. He dropped out of the University of California with some of his classmates to start his own business. They started a company for file exchange service, Scour Exchange, and multimedia search engine named Scour Inc.
2001 is the year when Travis founded a new company Red Swoosh with the help of the engineering team of Scour Inc. His company Red Swoosh was made with an idea of transferring large media files and also trade them. The company was acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2007 for a great amount of $19 million.
Travis and Garett Camp founded the company Uber in 2009. Their thought was to help the passengers and drivers both. Uber is a mobile application that helps the passengers in finding vehicles for their transport purpose, and the company provides the desired vehicle to the customer. The expansion was very rapid for the business which runs now worldwide. Uber services can be found in over 100 cities in the world now. Though there are some cities which criticized the service and in some places it faced huge competition.
Travis faced a lot of criticism about making some bad remarks about a woman. He was forced to resign as the CEO of Uber. He shared his experience in various conferences like Tech Cocktail, TechCrunch Disrupt, and LeWeb.
Awards & Achievements
Travis was nominated as the Best CEO in 8th Annual Crunchies Award which is held on 5th February of the year 2015. This is the lone award he holds till date.
Net Worth of Travis Kalanick
One of the biggest business persons of America, Travis Kalanick has 13 investments and the number of companies in which he had invested in 10. He holds the position 190 at the top 400 richest persons according to Forbes. Travis Kalanick’s estimated net worth is around $6.5 billion. His fortune is mainly due to him holding 12% stocks still in Uber after his resignation as the CEO of the company.
Kalanick is not married, and he did not give any information about his love life to the media. But as per the news, he is dating Gabi Holzwarth, and the couple is seen a lot together. His official twitter account name is @travisk, and he has over 73k followers. He has tweeted from that account more than 6000 times.