Brian Joseph Chesky is an American Internet entrepreneur. Brian is the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, the hospitality exchange service. The Time magazine named Brian Chesky as one of “100 Most Influential People of 2015”.
Also, in May 2015, the Obama Administration named Brian Chesky, a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
Personal Life of Brian:
Brian Joseph Chesky was born on 29th August 1981 in Niskayuna, New York, U.S. to Deborah and Robert H. Chesky. Brian’s parents were both social workers. Brian has a younger sister named, Allison. As a child, Brian Chesky was interested in art. He spent most of his time in drawing replicas of paintings and design. In addition, Brian redesigned shoes and toys. Later on, he became interested in drawing landscape, architecture, and design.
Early Life and Education:
In 1999, Brian Chesky went to study at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In 2004, Brian got his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from RISD. As a student, he met his classmate, Joe Gebbia.
Foundation of Airbnb:
Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk co-founded peer-to-peer room and home rental company Airbnb. Chesky and Gebbia met at Rhode Island School of Design. Initially, they started the Airbedandbreakfast in San Francisco from their apartment. Over 60 million people have used the rental service. These facilities operate in 34,000 cities in more than 190 countries.
In September 2016, Airbnb raised $555 million at a $30 billion valuation, part of a reported $850 million funding round. During the same month, Airbnb took steps to curb among rental hosts asking them to sign a new non-discrimination policy. Brian Chesky has been focusing on Airbnb Trips, a platform launched in November 2016. This goes beyond accommodation to offer travel experience.
Private Life of Brian:
Father of Brian:
Robert H. Chesky
Brian’s father is a social worker.
Mother of Brian:
Her mother is also a social worker.
Sister of Brian:
She is younger to Brian.
Girlfriend or Wife of Brian:
Elissa is an artist whose ancestry comes from India. She met Brian through Tinder. Brian posted her picture on bed to promote Airbnb.
They are in live-in relationship and they live in San Francisco, California, United States of America.
Net Worth of Brian:
According to Forbes, Brian Chesky’s net worth $3.8 Billion as of April 15, 2017. He was ranked at 474th spot in the Forbes list of world billionaires in 2017. In the same list, he was ranked as the 168th richest American. He ranked at the 4th spot in the list of America’s richest entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
He was listed at 194th spot in the Forbes list of 400 billionaires in 2016. He ranks as the 60th richest person in Tech.