Travis Kalanick’s Biography
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Travis Kalanick is an American businessman who happens to be the co-founder of SCOUR ( a multimedia Internet search engine) which provide Scour Exchange (a peer to peer file sharing system). He was also the co-founder of RED SWOOSH (a peer to peer content delivery system) and UBER (A transportation network). However, he resigned from UBER in 2017 on ethical grounds. RED SWOOSH got incorporated in Akamai Technologies in the year 2007. However, Travis remains one of the major stakeholders in the company UBER Inc.
Travis Kalanick’s hometown is Northridge, California, USA. He completed his school education from Granada Hills Charter High School, Los Angeles. He went to the University of California, Los Angeles for further studies. He took admission for Computer Engineering however he could not complete the engineering. He is a college drop-out. Travis Kalanick was born on 6th August 1976 in Los Angeles, California. He is 42 years old.
Travis Kalanick’s family, Is he married?
Travis Kalanick is born to parents Donald Edward Kalanick and Late Bonnie Kalanick. He has a bother Cory Kalanick and one half-sister Anji Arm. Travis is not married yet. Thus, he does not have a wife and he does not have kids either. However, he had an affair with his ex-partner Gabi Holzwarth, a Violinist. T. There is no official information about the Millionaire businessman to be in any relationship now.
Travis Kalanick's Career
Travis is a college drop out. But his outstanding intellectual potentials did not keep him sit idle though he was not educationally qualified. In 1999, he associated himself as co-founder with the actual founders of SCOUR and SCOUR Exchange (which is a Multimedia search engine along with ‘peer to peer’ file sharing system) Later SCOUR was declared as Bankrupt while dealing with a hefty copyright lawsuit.
In 2001, Travis along with Michael Todd started another peer-to-peer file sharing company called ‘Red Swoosh’. In 2007, Akamai Technologies took over the hold of Red Swoosh for 19 million dollars. In 2009, Travis Kalanick joined Garatte Camp in founding UBER. It is said that the original idea of UBER belongs to Travis. However, due to some controversies and damage to the company, Kalanick was asked to resign from the CEO position. However, he still remains as one of the Board of Directors.
How much is Travis Kalanick’s Net worth?
Travis Kalanick is a renowned American Businessman. His Networth according to the reliable reports is estimated to be 6.3 million dollars.
Some other facts about Travis Kalanick
Travis has an attractive body-built with a height of 5 feet 10 inches. He has brown eyes and his hair color appears to be salt and pepper. Travis holds an American Nationality. However, his ethnicity is Slovakian/Austrian. He loves traveling, blogging and cooking. The places he loves to visit are Greece, Japan, Iceland, France, and Spain. He has bought a house in San Fransico, along with his longtime girlfriend. Though the couple has split, they talk to each other.
27 Dec, 2018