Ryan Graves is a billionaire entrepreneur, born in 1983 in San Diego, California USA, and is best known as the current Head of Global Operations at Uber, an American international transportation network company.
Have you ever wondered how rich Ryan Graves is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Ryan Graves’ overall net worth is $1.5 billion, acquired by becoming Uber’s first employee and thanks to his persistence, building his way up to becoming the company’s CEO and later Head of Global Operations. The company is now valued at more than $50 billion and keeps growing, and Ryan’s wealth likewise.
Ryan Graves Net Worth $1.5 Billion
Ryan was raised in San Diego where he later attended Horizon High school. During his school time here, he was known as a passionate surfer, and went to numerous competitions for his high school surf team. Graves then enrolled at Miami University of Ohio to study economics, and graduated in 2006. Before he was hired by Uber, Ryan worked as a database administrator for General Electric Healthcare, a job which didn’t offer much perspective but secured him a safe position and contributed to his net worth.
In 2009, things started to change, when Graves decided to apply for a job at Foursquare, whose fan he already was. However, he was turned down. Luckily, he didn’t give up and continued with his life as if he was indeed working for the company. He spent weeks calling bars around the town and explaining the benefits of Foursquare, eventually bringing the company 30 new signed up customers and investors. After this he was hired to help with business development, but this wasn’t Graves’ final goal, and he continued interacting with various people in the start-up industry, through different ways, including social media. This is how he came across a tweet by the Uber founder Travis Kalanick who was looking for a location-based service product. Ryan suggested that Travis email him, and so he became this company’s very first employee.
Soon after, in February 2010, Graves was named CEO of Uber and in December the same year, he was transferred to the position of Head of Global Operations, which he holds to this day. Although Uber is a private company, investments made by Google Ventures and others have significantly increased its value which has now reached the sum of $50 billion. Ryan has had the key role in expanding the company’s business across the world, and therefore increasing its value. He has also helped in building the company from one to two hundred employees by recruiting, expansion and strategic planning. Graves’ experience includes organization scaling, business development and product management. He also does consulting for internet related businesses and non-profit projects.
When it comes to Ryan Graves’ personal life, it is known that he is married and that he and his wife have a child. Due to his extraordinary capability and persistence, Ryan has been named one of the top billionaires under 40 years old in the USA.
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