Ex-Uber CEO nets $1.4B as company closes Softbank deal

Ex-Uber CEO nets $1.4B as company closes Softbank deal
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Travis Kalanick, the former Uber CEO who resigned last year, is walking away with $1.4 billion after the company finalized a new deal, CNBC reported Thursday.

Japanese company SoftBank reached an arrangement with Uber, according to the report, making them Uber’s largest investor and valuing the ride hailing company at $48 billion.


"We're proud to have SoftBank, Dragoneer and the entire consortium in the Uber family. This is a great outcome for our shareholders, employees and customers," a spokesperson for Uber said in a statement reported by CNBC.

Bloomberg estimates that Kalanick, a co-founder of the transportation company, is worth $4.74 billion. 

The agreement comes after a rocky 2017 for Uber. Kalanick was forced out of the company last year amid accusations of a culture rife with sexual harassment. The company was also the target of a massive data breach late last year.

SoftBank reached the multibillion-dollar deal with Uber at the end of 2017.