Brian Chesky is known as the co-founder of Airbnb. Airbnb is the hospitality trade service. In addition, he is the CEO of the corporation and was proposed as one of 100 Most Influential People of 2015 of Time. Now let’s have a close look on Brian Chesky’s net worth in 2018.
Brian Chesky Early Life
Brian Joseph Chesky was born on August 29, 1981, in Niskayuna, New York. His mother’s name is Deborah and she belongs to Italy whereas his father Robert H. Chesky is of Polish descent. Both of them were social employees. Chesky is the elder brother of Allison.
Chesky, during his childhood, developed his interest in art, imitated drawings of paintings, and design, redesigning toys and shoes. Afterwards, he headed towards landscape architecture. He enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991.
Chesky, in 2004, did his bachelor’s in Industrial Design. During his college, he took part in hockey and body-building.
Chesky, at this time, is in a relationship with the performer Elissa Patel; they met each other 4 years ago on Tinder.
Brian Chesky Career, Awards & Achievement
Brian Chesky started working as an industrial designer and strategy maker at 3DID Inc, in Los Angeles. Afterwards, he headed to San Francisco where he met Gebbia and both of them lived in the same apartment. In 2007, all hotel rooms of San Francisco were booked due to the conference of the Industrial Designers Society of America.
Chesky and Gebbia decided to rent their apartment to earn money. They bought 3 air mattresses by incorporating their entrepreneurial tactics and advertised this concept as Airbed and Breakfast, with 3 renters staying the 1st night. This concept approached conferences and festivals all over the US due to its attractiveness and uniqueness, hence, compelled the landlords to mention their rooms online.
Chesky with the collaboration of Gebbia presented the public with the cereals Obama O’s and Cap’n McCain’s which were themed on the US president. In 2008. They decided to market it at the Democratic and Republican national conventions the same year.
Chesky, Gebbia and the new co-founder of Airbnb Nathan Blecharczyk, in 2009, started to charge for each booking above 15% out of which the host will have to pay 3% whereas the rest of 12% will be payable by the guest.
Chesky entrusted all the everyday tasks of Airbnb to Blecharczyk in 2014 while he is still the CEO of this company. He is looking forward to “plotting Airbnb’s next move” and moving the firm into a completely-packaged travel firm. Until 2015, Airbnb managed to have the valuation of $20 billion.
Chesky got the association of The Giving Pledge of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in 2016.
Awards & Achievements
Brian Chesky was presented on the of America’s Richest Entrepreneurs under 40 on the Forbes list in 2015. In addition, he was given the title of an Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship by the U.S. President Obama in 2015. Moreover, he was also recognized in the Youngest Forbes list of 400 in 2016.
Net Worth of Brian Chesky
Brian Chesky has an estimated net worth of $3.8 billion due to his contribution in the co-foundation of online rental business Airbnb along with Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk. This rental platform has been utilized by up to 160 million individuals in 190 countries worldwide. His net worth is getting higher and higher with the time as with the every-day increasing popularity, usefulness, and success of his online rental company.
Brian Chesky is considered as one of the wealthiest personalities in the entire U.S. because of the boundless growth and limitless success that Airbnb is having. He has made his place as one of the main players of the Silicon Valley.