Uber gave its 2 billionth ride last month — a major milestone for the ride-hailing company rapidly expanding across the globe.It happened at 9:16 p.m. Pacific Time on June 17, co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick announced on Facebook Monday.
He included a trippy video showing Uber s expansion over the years.Who is the lucky 2 billionth rider?
It s a 147-way tie.
That s how many rides started the same second, all of them counting as the 2 billionth trip.The winning rides happened in 16 countries on five continents, including Costa Rica, Russia, China and Australia.
The longest, in Indonesia, lasted more than an hour.
The shortest, in China, lasted three minutes.Uber is giving each 2 billionth rider and driver $450 — because Uber operates in 450 cities around the world.The news comes just six months after Uber announced it had reached 1 billion trips, a testament to how quickly the company is growing.