Yes, you read that right! We are talking about this man who’s a billionaire and has decided to be an Uber driver, meet the billion dollar driver, Paul English who is the world’s ubersome richest Uber driver.
Paul English who is the co founder of the travel search company ‘Kayak’ recently decided to become an Uber Driver by signing up to make the people have a ride around town using the popular ride-hailing app.
Last year, Paul English’s Kayak–which Priceline bought for $1.8 billion in 2012–looked at his calendar. He realized that 90% of his meetings and outings, were with people in technology or nonprofits. He wanted to broaden his circle. So he started driving for Uber. Paul who is a proud owner of his all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85, an all-electric car whose base price is $105,000 tweeted “I’ll be driving my Tesla around town, so I’m really excited.”
He tweeted about his first trip on Thursday while sharing the image of him earning a whopping $7.79 for driving a local college student home.
It’s a gig English still does a few hours a week in and around his hometown of Boston. “If anyone asks what I do for a living, I usually say I’m an engineer, and then I ask what they do,” English says. “It’s more interesting to hear about other people.”
English doesn’t soup up his ride with bottled water or candy. But he keeps a notebook and writes down a sentence about every rider. One of his more memorable passengers was a 13-year-old girl from China, who was visiting high schools in Boston. She hoped that attending one would make it easier to get into Massachusetts Institute of Technology–where English is a part-time instructor at the business school. He mentioned that to her.
After all this mush and gini… English says he’s planning to be a bar tender. Don’t worry, if he becomes one we’ll let you know about that too.