3. Garrett Camp
Total Net Worth: $9.18 billion
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It was a snowy night in Paris in 2008, when Garrett Camp and his friend Travis Kalanick struggled to get a cab. Most would simply moan about the inconvenience and continue shivering in the cold, but Camp and Kalanick instead started dreaming up ways to fix the problem. Camp’s solution: Order a car with the push of a button on your phone. The two fleshed out the idea further, and when Camp got back to his adopted home city, San Francisco, he registered the company’s first domain name, UberCab. It is now on its way to becoming a verb (“I’ll Uber there”) and its valuation is close to US$70 billion.
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