Gone are the days of hailing cabs on the side of the road, calling some dispatch just to wait for someone to come get you, or being screwed if it gets too late at night – the age of Uber is here. With more than 8 million users, 1.1 million driver-partners, and a dependable, “cool” reputation, Uber is taking over the world of transport for good reason.
Uber’s become so well-known that it practically has its own verbiage – it’s safe to say that young people everywhere have hurried to leave a party or bar after someone yells “the Uber’s here!”, and social media can back up Uber’s popularity. The company far outdoes its competition in every single outlet such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and with nearly 2 million rides per day, there’s no sign of slowing down.
Customers aren’t the only ones who love Uber. Employees are just as stoked to work for the thriving business as riders, and thanks to its phenomenal funding, the company now has higher valuation than Ford, TimeWarner, GM, and Paypal. Uber may take you from point A to point B, but at this rate the company isn’t going anywhere. Here are 39 incredible facts worth knowing about Uber.