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Dara Khosrowshahi
CEO, Uber
Born in:
Iran

"I'm incredibly lucky to have emigrated to the United States at a time when the US was welcoming," Dara Khosrowshahi recently said at a business summit in New Delhi. "The American Dream is the single most incredible brand in the world. Everyone knows what the American Dream means." Khosrowshahi, who came to the U.S. from Iran as a child during the Iranian Revolution, is the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber, where he leads a global team of over 16,000 employees in 65 countries around the world. Prior to joining Uber, Khosrowshahi was the CEO of Expedia, which he helped build into one of the world’s largest online travel firms. While there he was named one of Glassdoor’s highest-rated CEOs by employees. He currently serves on the board of directors of Expedia and was previously on the board of The New York Times Company. Updated July 2018