Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick drops $43 Million on five-star Bel Air mansion

After a lengthy spell spent as a renter in Beverly Hills’ fashionable Trousdale Estates enclave, controversial Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has decided to grow some permanent real estate roots in Los Angeles. According to the Wall Street Journal, he’s plunked down $43.3 million for a huge home near the mouth of the East Gate Bel Air neighborhood. (Though the property was technically acquired by an LLC, a careful examination of property records reveals plenty of evidence that Kalanick was indeed the buyer.)