How Beyonce, Leo DiCaprio Are Getting Even Richer off Uber
The ride-sharing app went public on Friday, and a big windfall is expected to come for the company's earliest investors.
After the ride-sharing service Uber hit the New York Stock Exchange, some celebrities are getting even richer.
Uber went public Friday, meaning its stock is available to anyone who wants to buy it on the New York Stock Exchange. For a handful of investors who got in on the action early, a massive windfall is coming their way.
Ashton Kutcher is one of the lucky few who put is money in the company. Other early Uber investors include Jay-Z, Gwyneth Paltrow and Leonardo DiCaprio, who are all expected to walk away with tens of millions of dollars in profit.
Beyonce once performed at an Uber private party and instead of earning her usual estimated $6 million fee, she was given a small percentage of the company, which today could be worth $ 300 million.
"If you were an early investor … this may be an opportunity which may only come around once in a lifetime," Deirdre Bosa of CNBC told Inside Edition.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong also invested early, kicking in $100,000. He's says the investment has "saved" his family after his endorsement deals dried up in the wake of the doping scandal. Armstrong's Uber investment could now be worth north of $30 million.
"A lot of the people you are talking about, Lance Armstrong, Jay-Z, Jeff Bezos, even Jeff Schmidt of Google, they got in early through word of mouth really," Bosa said.
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