Who Is Donald Edward Kalanick? Uber Founder’s Travis Kalanick Dad

Donald Edward Kalanick is the dad of Uber Founder’s Travis Kalanick, an American businessman who was CEO of Uber from 2010 to 2017. He was ranked 238th on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, with a net worth of $2.6 billion, in 2017. He also co-founded Red Swoosh, a peer-to-peer file sharing company, in 2001 which he later sold to Akamai Technologies for $19 million.

Bonnie Kalanick (center), 71, and Donald Edward Kalanick (left), 84

Kalanick has faced controversy during his time at Uber, with allegations of a toxic work culture and mistreatment of drivers. Despite this, he played a significant role in transforming the transportation industry with the rise of the ride-hailing service.

Donald Edward Kalanick Wiki

Donald Edward Kalanick, from a Slovak-Austrian Catholic family whose grandparents immigrated to the United States from the Austrian city of Graz, was a civil engineer for the city of Los Angeles.


He played a significant role in designing and managing the construction of several key public transportation projects in Los Angeles. Kalanick’s work was highly regarded by his colleagues and he was often praised for his innovative solutions and attention to detail.


Donald Edward Kalanick was married with Bonnie Renée Horowitz Kalanick (née Bloom), whose family were Viennese Jews who immigrated to the U.S. in the early 20th century, worked in retail advertising for the Los Angeles Daily News.

On Mother’s Day, he wrote: ‘As time goes on, I appreciate my mom, her infinite love and huge❤️ more and more’

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She died during the boating when she and her husband, Bonnie Kalanick were riding in hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake and sank, Fresno County. She died at the scene, and her husband suffered five broken ribs, a broken vertebrae and a broken leg after the boat. Donald Kalanick is being treated at a hospital and is in stable condition.

Couple together has three children together. They have children named, Anji Arm (mother of actress actress Allisyn Ashley Arm and half-sister of Travis Kalanick), Cory Kalanick (a firefighter with the Fresno Fire Department) and Travis Kalanick. As per Forbes, Travis Kalanick net worth is estimated to be 360 crores USD, in 2023. Family resides in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Donald Edward Kalanick Age

How old is Donald Edward Kalanick? As of 2023, Donald Edward Kalanick age is 84 years old. Travis Kalanick is very close to his dad and wrote,

“Dad, since I was little, you’ve always been my hero. But in the last few weeks, your deep well of strength and warmth in the toughest times inspires our entire family”

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