Founded in 2009, UberCab, now Uber, was the brainchild of Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp. Uber is a mobile app that allows people who are not taxi drivers to ferry around passengers who are looking for a ride. This allows many people to obtain a side income without obtaining a taxi license.
Since 2012, the idea has taken the world by storm, giving rise to a number of similar competing services, known as Ubercorns. In a time where bank layoffs are becoming annual news, perhaps Uber’s rise was a phenomenon waiting to happen.
This detailed infographic by Misterbeep.com looks into the facts and figures that surround this game-changing company that has disrupted the economies in multiple countries (to the point of being banned!) with the help of that smartphone in your hand.