“The numbers in the company’s SEC filing are truly eye-popping. Uber has delivered 1.5 billion trips. People paid $41.5 billion for Uber rides in 2018 alone, up 32 percent from the previous year. Uber took $9.2 billion of that as revenue. The company had 3.9 million drivers in the last quarter of 2018. And, of course, Uber will raise something like $10 billion from its IPO.” (I don’t know if there’s ever been a company that grew from a tiny startup to a company that so dramatically impacted the landscape online and off. Profitability is still to come…) The Atlantic: The Uber IPO Is a Landmark.