Travis Kalanick is a US based entrepreneur, most popular for being the co-founder of Red Swoosh and Uber. The former is a reputed peer-to-peer file sharing enterprise, and later is a popular transportation network service provider. Born in California, he founded Scour Inc. and Scour Exchange in 1998, which was declared as bankrupt in 2000.
In 2001, he started Red Swoosh, a file sharing company with increased bandwidth that allowed users to trade and transfer large files or media, including videos and music files. In 2007, Travis sold the company to Akamai Technologies for $19 million.
Travis Kalanick Parents- Donald Edward Kalanick & Bonnie Horowitz Kalanick
Kalanick was born in 1976 to Donald Edward Kalanick and Bonnie Horowitz Kalanick. He spent his childhood in Northridge, completed graduation from Granada Hills High School, and joined University of California for studies in computer engineering. Bonnie, his mother, used to work with Los Angeles Daily News as a retail advertiser, and Donald, his father, was a professional civil engineer in Los Angeles. His father’s family is Catholic with Australian and Czech roots.
Travis Kalanick Girlfriend – Gabi Holzwarth
Kalanick is presently dating 24 years old Gabi Holzwarth, a prominent violinist and a writer for Huffington Post, and a former employee at Shyp. Travis met her at an evening party hosted by Shervin Pishevar, who had discovered her talent at Trader Joe’s, where she was playing violin.
Earlier, she had been fighting with eating disorders and anxiety, which Kalanick helped to overcome and started a relationship. In 2015, comedian T. J. Miller called her bitch and made nasty jokes on her, due to which she came into limelight.
Travis Kalanick Siblings – Cory
Travis has a brother, Cory, who is a firefighter by profession. Other than this, he has two half-sisters as well. Recently, his video went viral which showed Cory valiantly saving a kitten, which eventually died due to smoke inhalation.
Recently, Travis Kalanick has gained 296th position on the Forbes list of 400 richest people in America. In 2014, his net worth was estimated to be about $6 billion.
In 2009, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp co-founded Uber, a mobile app dedicated to connecting passengers with vehicle drivers for ride sharing and car hire services. Headquartered in California, Uber is operational in 58 countries across 300 cities worldwide, including US, Canada, Seoul, China, India, Kenya and Lithuania. Let us have a look at the Travis Kalanick Family.