Billionaire Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff today revealed that he recently shared a money-saving Uber Pool ride with a Goldman Sachs employee.
The 50-year-old internet entrepreneur, who has a net worth of $3.9 billion, was interviewing Uber CEO Travis Kalanick at the annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco when he made the revelation.
“A Prius picked me up,” said Benioff in reference to his first Uber Pool experience. “A few blocks later it picked up another guy who worked for Goldman Sachs.”
Upon hearing this, Kalanick responded saying: “That’s interesting that a Goldman Sachs guy is riding in Uber Pool.”
Benioff said the Goldman employee was relatively junior and wanted to save some money.
Kalanick added: “I love it, I love it.”
Benioff continued: “It was a great way to meet someone else and it’s a really interesting innovation.”
Uber Pool matches riders with other travellers that are going in their direction, helping both of them to save money on their journey in the process. Uber claims it only takes a few extra minutes but says it can help passengers to save up to 50 percent on their trip.