Who is he?
Dara Khosrowshahi is a famous Iranian American businessman. He is the most famous for his position of the CEO of Uber. Before this, he was the CEO of Expedia, a travel price aggregation company. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors in major organizations, including The New York Times Company, Hotels.com, BET.com, and others. For more about his life, career and net worth, continue reading this article.
Early Life and Biography
He was born on May 28, 1969, in Tehran, Iran, to a wealthy Muslim family and parents Asghar and Lili. His family established Alborz Investment Company, which work pharmaceuticals, distribution, packaging, chemicals, trading, food, and services. Because they were marked in 1978, before the Iranian Revolution, they fled the country and came to New York. Dara graduated from the Hackley School in Tarrytown in 1987, while in 1991, he graduated from Brown University, where he studied electrical engineering.
Dara has been married two times. With his first wife, he has two children, a son Alex, and a daughter Chloe. He got married for the second time on December 12, 2012, with Sydney Shapiro. She worked as an actress and as a school teacher. The pair have twin sons together, Hugo Gubrit and Hayes Epic.
Dara Khosrowshahi started his career in 1991, with an analyst job at Allen & Company. In the year 1998, he worked with his former client Barry Diller. A bit later, he worked at IAC, where he was a CFO. In 2001, the company bought Expedia, at which point he became the CEO. In 2015, he received a $90 million contract to work for the until 2020.
In 2016, Dara was placed among the most paid CEOs in the USA. Expedia experienced success under his leadership, as the yearly revenue increased several time over, from $2 million to $8 million. In addition, the company spread to more than 60 countries. In 2017, Uber offered him the CEO position and a contract of more than $200 million.
In 2013, his work was recognized when he won the Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year award, issued by Ernst & Young.
Net Worth and Earnings
As of this year, the estimated net worth of Dara Khosrowshahi is around $250 million, majority of which comes from his CEO positions and board of directors memberships. He is one of the highest paid CEOs in the world. He is also someone who likes giving back, as he supports charities and individuals in need of help. He is sure to earn even more in the future, and gain more success in his career.